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Monday, May 6, 2024
Forecaster: James Spann

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms are moving across the northern quadrant of Alabama early this morning…more severe storms produce small hail and gusty winds. We are also seeing some scattered showers over southern Alabama, south of Montgomery. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds today with widely scattered showers or storms this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s in most places…the average high in Birmingham on May 6 is 80.

There is no significant change in the weather tomorrow; With partly sunny skies, highs will be in the 85-90 degree range with little rain or storms around; It will be random and scattered, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours.

Wednesday/Thursday: Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the year with many places reaching 90 degrees. This will make the air unstable, and will open the door for some strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and into Wednesday night. The South Pacific State has identified a severe weather threat for the northern half of the state, and the main concern will be cold and strong winds. The main dynamic/wind support profiles needed for tornadoes will be north and west of Alabama based on current model data.

Some rain or thunderstorms possible Thursday; At this time, no severe weather threat has been identified as storms may impact the air Wednesday night. Thursday's high will be in the mid 80s.

Friday and Weekend: A fresh, cool, dry air mass descends on Alabama, setting the stage for pleasant sunny days and cool, clear nights. Highs will be mostly in the 70s, with lows in the 50s. Temperatures in cold areas across north Alabama could easily drop into the 40s on Saturday morning. We've noticed some inconsistencies in the weather model on Sunday, but we'll stick with the reliable global European model that keeps the weather dry.

On this date in 1967: An F3 tornado tore through the western part of Birmingham that Saturday evening, just west of downtown… Some of the heaviest damage occurred along Lomb Street, near Rickwood Field and the GES (Wal-Mart) store. from today). One person was killed and 25 people were injured along the four-mile track. Two homes were destroyed and sixty were damaged. Thirty other industrial buildings were damaged.

On this date in 1975: A massive tornado struck Omaha, Nebraska, killing three people, injuring 133, and causing more than $250 million in damage. The tornado touched down in the late afternoon, moving northeast through industrial and residential areas in west-central Omaha and lifting it over the northern part of the city. The tornado cut a wide swath ten miles long and a quarter mile wide. It was the most expensive in US history up to that time.

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