MAINLY SUNNY TODAY; RAIN & STORMS LIKELY LATER THIS WEEK… High temperatures will be in the low-90s today with mostly sunny skies throughout the day. Other than a few passing clouds, today will be nice and likely the driest day this week. Rain chances will steadily rise over the next few days as we look toward the end of the week when pop-up showers and thunderstorms will be more numerous across the region. Overnight lows by Wednesday morning will be in the mid-60s. We could have a shower or two around tomorrow, but the bigger rain chances happen Thursday, Friday, and into the upcoming weekend. A few more Tuesday morning forecast notes are below.
FIRST DAY OF HURRICANE SEASON… Today marks the first day of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Preseason outlooks issued by NOAA and by Colorado State University indicate there is a high chance of an above-average number of named tropical storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes this year. Tropical Storm Ana formed a few weeks ago in the north Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda. The next names on the naming list for the Atlantic Basin include Bill, Claudette, Danny, and Elsa. Hurricane season runs until November 30.
HIGH UV INDEX THROUGH TOMORROW… South Alabama and northwest Florida will have plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow ahead of more cloudiness expected later this week. The Ultraviolet (UV) Index will be in the “extreme” range, meaning it won’t take long for many people to get a sunburn, particularly from 10AM to 4PM. Keep the sunscreen handy today and tomorrow!
SHOWERS & STORMS TO BECOME LIKELY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND THIS WEEKEND… Scattered showers and thunderstorms will probably become a daily fixture of our weather forecast later this week and into the upcoming weekend as we settle into what is a normal pattern for our area in early June. Most of the rain and storms that happen each day will occur from 11AM to 8PM in the peak heating hours of the day.
NO SIGNS OF SEVERE WEATHER OR TROPICAL WEATHER ISSUES… There are no consistent signals in the long range model guidance that suggest widespread severe weather issues or any tropical/hurricane issues over the next 7-14 days. Thunderstorms each day later this week, YES, but widespread severe weather looks unlikely. Good news!
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