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pressure at the surface. Looking at Water Vapor imagery this 
morning, there is an increase in moisture across the southeast. At 
the same time, looking at IR imagery, there appears to be a weak 
boundary just to our south. Meanwhile, the main storm system remains 
well to our west. As the ridge and surface high nudge to our east a 
little bit more today, the flow will become more southerly. So even 
though the overall airmass will remain dry for the day, there will 
be some factors that could allow a shower/storm to develop. With the 
warmer temperatures, an increase in moisture in the overall 
environment (as seen on WV), and the boundary (as seen on IR) 
forecast to rotate around the high pressure system, there is a 
chance at seeing an isolated shower/storm across the northern and 
eastern portions of the area this afternoon. Highs will be in the 
90s, with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. 


/Issued at 340 AM CDT/

Tuesday and Wednesday.

* Record high temperatures possible through Wednesday.

* For specific information on record high temperatures and record 
  warm lows for the four Central Alabama climate locations, please 
  refer to the Climate section at the bottom.

Hot temperatures are expected to continue through Wednesday with low 
to upper 90s for afternoon highs. The deep-layer ridge should begin 
to weekend with low-level anticyclonic flow positioning more to our 
southeast, however. This may help draw in a little more low-level 
moisture from the Gulf. To our northwest an upper-level disturbance 
will meander across the Central plains with southwesterly flow aloft 
stretching from Texas to the Ohio Valley. This will help keep 
forcing for ascent & storm tracks out of our area which keeps rain 
chances very limited until Thursday. Overnight lows in the mid 60s 
to lower 70s and patchy fog will continue.

Thursday through Sunday.

The synoptic pattern across the CONUS will begin to transition as we 
head into late-week. The persistent blocking ridge across the 
Southeast will continue to weaken/flatten as the aforementioned 
trough moves towards the Great Lakes region. This system is progged 
to elongate and weaken as it is absorbed into a more significant 
longwave trough across Quebec. As a result, quasi-zonal flow will 
take hold of the area by the weekend. Effects from the remnant 
diffuse frontal boundary will be felt Thu/Fri with rain chances on 
the rise from associated lift & moisture increases. Trends with this 
have been fairly consistent though still lack high confidence on 
specific details other than scattered thunderstorms could be 
anticipated on those respective afternoons. Fortunately, this will 
bring some relief from the heat and dry conditions with needed 
rainfall. Have kept PoPs <30% for now due to the weakened nature of 
the front and associated lift, as well as the expectation that PoPs 
will be more diurnally driven with the forecast summer-like airmass. 
Otherwise, afternoon highs Thu-Sun are forecast in the upper 80s to 
mid 90s in our typical warm spots with isolated rain chances 
continuing into the weekend.


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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County
300 AM CDT MON MAY 27 2019
BIRMINGHAM     FAIR      72  67  84 CALM      30.08F                  
MONTGOMERY     FAIR      74  72  93 S6        30.05F                  
SHELBY CO ARPT FAIR      71  68  90 CALM      30.06F                  
MAXWELL AFB    FAIR      74  72  93 S3        30.04S                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      74  69  85 CALM      30.06S                  
SELMA            N/A     73  70  88 CALM      30.04S                  
PRATTVILLE     FAIR      70  70 100 S3        30.05R                  
BESSEMER       FAIR      70  68  93 E3        30.07F                  
TALLADEGA      FAIR      69  68  98 CALM      30.08R                  
PELL CITY      NOT AVBL                                               
MARION         FAIR      73  67  83 S8        30.04S                  
SYLACAUGA      FAIR      69  69 100 CALM      30.07F                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Monday May 27, 2019

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 70 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 72 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 80 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 65 degrees at Gadsden.

Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

U.S. Radar Map, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For JEFFERSON County, AL

339 AM CDT Mon May 27 2019

 DAY ONE  Outlook through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management is not
expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, Alabama
330 AM CDT Mon May 27 2019

Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 10 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 90.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 JUN 1-JUN 5  JUN 3-JUN 9    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Monday May 27, 2019 the 147th Day of Year

Declination 21.420000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:41 EDT Set 20:50 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:45 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:14 EDT Ends 21:17 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

A massive tornado struck Saint Louis MO killing 306 persons and causing
thirteen million dollars damage. The tornado path was short, but cut across
a densely populated area. It touched down six miles west of Eads Bridge in
Saint Louis and widened to a mile as it crossed into East Saint Louis. The
tornado was the most destructive of record in the U.S. up until that time.
It pierced a five-eighths inch thick iron sheet with a two by four inch
pine plank. A brilliant display of lightning accompanied the storm. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

A tornado struck Louisville, with terrific lightning. (NWS Louisville)

Severe thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail at Crane,
hail up to three and a half inches in diameter at Post, and grapefruit size
hail south of Midland. Five days of flooding commenced in Oklahoma.
Thunderstorms produced 7 to 9 inches of rain in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma
City reported 4.33 inches of rain in six hours. Up to six inches of rain
caused flooding in north central Texas. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

An F0 tornado struck a farm near Campbellsburg (Washington 
County Indiana). (NWS Louisville)

Lightning struck and injured a person in Lexington. (NWS Louisville)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky