James Spann: Sunny Memorial Day in Alabama; chances of rain return later this week
James Spann shares his Memorial Day weather forecast for Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.
COOL MORNING: We have another refreshing morning through Alabama with temperatures well below average; here are some reports at sunrise …
Black Creek 45
Fort Payne 46
Pell City 52
Today, the sunshine will be complete with a maximum between the low and the mid-1980s; the highest average for Birmingham on May 31 is 85.
REST OF THE WEEK: Dry weather continues tomorrow with partly sunny skies; highest will be in the mid-80s. We will bring a chance of showers or storms in the afternoon Wednesday as humidity levels rise, but much of the day will still be dry with a high in between. the low to mid 80’s. Then on Thursday and Friday we expect plenty of scattered showers and thunderstorms on both days as an unstable weather pattern develops for the region. The sky has more clouds than sun on both days with highs in the low 80s.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Not a lot of change; we will deal with scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday across Alabama. Most of them, but not necessarily all, will come during the afternoon and evening, and the chances of securing a spot will be around 60% on Saturday and 40% on Sunday. Showers and storms will be random and scattered, like most summer days, and there is no way of knowing in advance exactly when and where they appear. The weekend highs will be in the 80s.
NEXT WEEK: For basses, it feels like a fairly routine week in June, with some risk of “scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening” on a daily basis with highs in the 80s. Watch the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics and more details.
TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is calm and tropical storms are not expected to form this week. The official start of the Atlantic season is tomorrow.
AT THIS DATE IN 2013: An intense long-track tornado formed southwest of El Reno, Oklahoma. This unusually wide tornado took a complex path, changing rapidly in both speed and direction. The tornado spared El Reno and its airport a direct hit, heading just south of these locations. The tornado damaged many homes as well as a few businesses near El Reno. In addition, intense sub-vortices destroyed crops in many fields in the region. Eight people were killed in the tornado, all in vehicles. This included three severe storm seekers who were killed east of US Highway 81 when the tornado passed their position. In addition, several other people were killed while trying to escape the tornado near US Highway 81. Eventually, two people were killed along I-40 while waiting for the storm to pass.
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