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Showers for South Alabama today; North Alabama remains dry: The Alabama Weather Blog

RADAR CHECK: Early this morning, scattered showers will move across the southern half of Alabama, mostly south of US 80 (south of the Demopolis to Montgomery to Opelika line). The northern half of the state is dry, with some places returning to the 50s.

A few showers will linger over South Alabama in the afternoon, while northern counties will remain dry. Today’s highs will be in the 80s.

WEEKEND TOMORROW: Most of Alabama will be dry tomorrow with only a slight risk of showers; highs will be in the mid 80s. Humidity will rise over the weekend and scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible on both days. The weekend won’t be a total outbreak and the sun will shine occasionally. Most, but not necessarily all, showers occur in the afternoon and evening hours, and the chance of a spot getting wet on both days is between 50 and 60 percent.

Due to the scattered nature of the showers and storms, it is not possible to know the exact timing and location of the rain, but if you have anything planned outdoors, know that a passing rain or thunderstorm is quite likely from time to time . Highs through the weekend will be mainly in the low to mid 80s.

NEXT WEEK: No real change; moist air means a daily chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, usually between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. With a mix of sun and clouds, highs will generally be in the mid-80s, right at seasonal levels for early June in Alabama. Watch the video briefing for maps, images and more details.

TROPICS: Hurricane season starts Saturday; For now, the Atlantic basin is very calm and no tropical storm formation is expected over the next seven days.

ON THIS DATE IN 1948: A levee supporting a railroad on the west side of a housing project in Vanport, Oregon, suddenly collapsed. The crevasse widened from 6 feet to 6 feet wide and then to 500 feet wide. It took only two hours for the entire city to be flooded. The next day, the dike on the east side of the city also collapsed, sealing the city’s fate.

There was almost no warning for the city’s 19,000 residents. Twenty-five people drowned. The city’s residents lost all their personal belongings and most fled with only the clothes they were wearing. Ten thousand houses were destroyed.

ON THIS DATE IN 1988: Memorial Day ushered in heavy snowfall in some of Wyoming’s mountains and higher passes, closing roads in Yellowstone Park. McDonald Pass, Montana was covered in eight inches of snow.

Watch here for the next video briefing this afternoon at 3pm…enjoy the day!

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