Good morning! Monday was a very stormy day, not only here in Alabama but across the Deep South. The better than normal rain chance will continue for several more days. Scattered storms each day especially in the afternoon and evening. The highest rain chance will be Wednesday & Thursday. Locally heavy downpours. A few strong storms. Temperatures will be held down just a bit due to clouds and showers. Very little day to day change. Here’s my brief forecast discussion.
TODAY: Partial sunshine. Showers and storms, mostly in the afternoon and evening. High today upper 80’s. Low tonight near 70.
SPC has much of south Alabama in a Severe Weather Risk today & Wednesday . Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph and large hail are the main threats.
FUTURE RADAR: Storms will be not as numerous as yesterday. Scattered storms. Here’s a couple of Future Radar snapshots early this evening.
NEXT FEW DAYS: Showers and storms will be rather numerous especially Wednesday & Thursday. Expect scattered storms Friday through Sunday. Temperatures will be held down by clouds and showers. Highs mostly in the low to mid 80’s.
TROPICAL UPDATE: Yesterday Tropical Depression Three developed and it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Bret yesterday evening. Bret is expected to become the first Hurricane of the season.
Behind Bret is Invest 93-L. This system has a 70% chance of becoming a Depression and eventually Tropical Storm Cindy.
SUMMER SOLSTICE: Wednesday is the summer solstice. Summer begins at 9:57 AM. Longest of the year with 14 hours, 16 minutes and 36 seconds of daylight. Wednesday is one second longer than Tuesday. Then the days start getting shorter. Thursday is one second shorter than Wednesday.
Thanks for reading this Blog this morning! I’ll have another update for you in the morning. I’ll be on the road for the next day at the 50th American Meteorological Society Broadcast Conference in Phoenix. For the rest of the week, my daily updates will be a bit abbreviated through Saturday. Please bear with me. Thanks. Have a great day.