Author: Ben Lang

Increasing Rain Chances Sunday Through Tuesday

Independence day was hot and humid, but there weren’t many showers or storms around through 4PM. Most of today’s rain was across southwest and north-central Alabama. However, isolated showers and storms could still develop through this evening. However, looks like any showers and storms that form quickly fizzle away after sunset. It still looks like local fireworks showers won’t be…

Hot And Humid With Afternoon Storms Independence Day Weekend

It was a very hot and humid day before showers and storms cooled most locations down during the afternoon. Temperatures surged into the low to mid 90s area-wide, while heat index temperatures were in the low 100s at times. One “wave” of storms marches into southwest Alabama this evening, but additional showers or storms could pop up elsewhere in our…

Elevated Rain Chances Over The Fourth Of July Weekend

While Thursday began on a cloudy note, sunshine broke out across most of our area during the afternoon. That allowed temperatures to surge to around 90° areawide, while heat index temperatures peaked in the mid to upper 90s. There are only isolated storms around late this afternoon, concentrated in east-central Alabama. Some of these could slide into our eastern counties…

Scattered To Numerous Showers And Storms Until Further Notice

It was another day of unsettled weather across central and south Alabama, with widespread showers and storms. While there area plenty of dry spots in our area early this evening, more showers and storms could develop this evening and overnight. There’s also another MCS (Mesoscale Convective System) moving through the Mid-south as of 6PM. The complex of storms is moving…

Hot And Humid With Elevated Rain Chances This Week

It was a hot and humid day across central and south Alabama. High temperatures peaked in the low to mid 90s in most locations, while heat index temperatures exceeded 100° at times. Isolated showers and storms formed in the daytime heating, the strongest of which impacted the Butler, Crenshaw, and Montgomery county area during the 4PM hour. Expect lingering showers…

Heat Index Temperatures Peak Near 100° Through Monday

Pesky mid to upper level clouds filled the sky for much of the day, but finally broke up in some locations during the afternoon. The cloudy and rainy weather over the last few days really obscured our view of the Saharan dust. However, we may have a better chance to see it now through the rest of the weekend with…

A Lower Rain Chance Friday; A Few Severe Storms Possible Saturday

It was mostly cloudy Friday morning across central and south Alabama, with some light rain across mainly southwest Alabama. Some of the cloudiness overhead might be due to Saharan dust. Saharan dust, also known as the Saharan air layer, travels across the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert in Africa from time to time. However, it’s particularly thick late this…

Showers And Storms Likely Thursday; Lower Rain Chances This Weekend

Clouds, showers, and storms characterize the weather across central and south Alabama again on Thursday. It won’t be raining everywhere at all times, but there’s a good chance for most locations to see rain at some point during the day. A few storms could be strong to severe again today. The Storm Prediction Center places a marginal (level 1/5) risk…

Widespread Daytime Showers And Storms Through Wednesday

An unsettled weather pattern is back across central and south Alabama. Expect widespread showers and storms Monday, though it won’t rain everywhere at all times. At midday, a cluster of strong storms was moving northeast through southwest Alabama. This cluster of storms continues northeast this afternoon, producing a heavy soaking of rain as it does so. A few storms could…

Daytime Showers and Storms More Widespread This Week

Father’s day was hot, with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s. Some showers and storms developed in the daytime heating, especially along and north of I-85. One storm was severe across Tallapoosa county during the late afternoon, but quickly moved east of our area and weakened. Isolated showers and storms are possible through sunset, but quickly fizzle away…