Few Strong Storms Possible This Afternoon/Evening

We have partly cloudy skies across the Shoals area at 3:20pm. The temps are in the middle to upper 70s, with dewpoints in the middle 60s. We have very high instability across the area, but we do not have a “trigger” to cause storms to develop. We also have a very strong cap in place this afternoon. This is simply a layer of warm air above the surface that prevents rising motion…thus preventing thunderstorm development.

If the cap erodes later this afternoon…we may have a few storms develop. IF we do get storms that develop…they are capable of producing VERY LARGE hail…possibly up to tennis ball size, very strong winds in excess of 70mph…and possibly an isolated tornado. The tornado threat is not as high as some thought it would be today.

Keep an eye on our live radars here at Shoals Weather. We will post updates later this afternoon as conditions change.

Showers Possible Friday & Saturday…Severe Storms Sunday

We will have mostly cloudy skies today with a chance of showers and possible thunderstorms. Highs today will be in the 70-75 degree range.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low temps will be around 60.

Saturday looks mostly cloudy again and a bit warmer. We will have a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms at just about any time. Highs will reach the upper 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms become likely Saturday night with lows in the mid 60s.

We are watching the potential for severe weather on Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center has already placed most of Alabama under a Slight Risk for severe weather. Remember…this is a level 2 risk of a 1-5 scale.
SPC risk explainer

Here is the outlook from the SPC on Friday morning…

Damaging winds and large hail will be possible on Sunday. Remember to stay weather alert and make sure you have a way to receive the watches and warnings as they are issued.

Keep checking back with Shoals Weather regarding this upcoming severe weather risk.

Storms Possible Overnight, Wet Pattern Continues

We have partly cloudy and muggy conditions just after midnight with temps in the upper 60s. Northwestern parts of our coverage area have seen periods of rain and storms this evening…with some locations receiving over 1 inch of rain.

You may hear more thunder at anytime tonight as a disturbance moves through the area. This is a look at the High Resolution Rapid Refresh model. You can see a scattering of thunderstorms between now and 6am…then more scattered storms possible between 8am-noon.

We expect off and on rain and thunderstorms to continue right through the weekend. Unfortunately, we are stuck in an unsettled weather pattern. It will not rain constantly…but be prepared for rain and storms at just about anytime through Sunday.

This is a look at the potential rainfall over the next 7 days. Remember…this is a broad-brush approach. Some areas will see more rain than what is indicated…and other areas not as much due to the localized areas of rain and thunderstorms expected.

We will have a full forecast update for your next 7 days coming up by midday Thursday. Stay with Shoals Weather for the latest weather information…