THURSDAY Update:  More Scattered PM Storms – Little Day to Day Change

Good Morning!   Our daily pattern remains unchanged.  Very humid.  Most days in the lower 90’s.  Random storms, most prominent in the afternoon and evening hours.  Occasionally, some storms put on a big show.  There were a couple of downbursts detected in central Alabama yesterday.  Maxwell AFB gusted to 43 mph.  Look for more of the same next few days, through the weekend at least.  A better than normal chance of PM storms daily.  A few strong storms with intense lightning.  Highs most days in the low to mid 90’s.  I see nothing to change this pattern through early next week. Here’s my brief forecast discussion.

TODAY:  Partial sunshine.Hot & Humid, again.   High near 93.  Heat index 100-102.  Scattered to numerous showers and storms, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. A couple of stronger storms are possible.   Low tonight 74.

 Most of the strong to severe storms today will be in the nation’s mid section.  Severe weather risk.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure aloft will keep the daily rain chances higher than seasonal normal for the next few days. 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  No surprises.  Scattered to numerous strong storms will be rather numerous through the weekend.  Storms will be most numerous in the afternoon and evening hours. Highs in the low to mid 90’s through the week and into the weekend, and into early next WEEK.  Lows at night in the 70’s. 

BEACH FORECAST:   Better than normal rain chance.  Scattered to numerous storms each day.  Hot and Humid. Highs in the upper 80’s.  Moderate rip current risk.   Gulf water at a season high 86. 

TROPICAL UPDATE:   There’s nothing in the tropics.  The  Atlantic Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico are quiet for now. We see various tropical waves from the African coast to the Yucatan.

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