Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West; Storms in the High Plains

Gusty winds, very dry conditions, and areas of dry thunderstorms are producing Critical fire weather threats across the Great Basin, Northern Rockies, and into the Northern High Plains. Severe storms in the High Plains are primarily expected to contain damaging winds and large hail. Near record heat in the South and Central High Plains and the Northeast. Heat builds into the Southwest this week. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport (KBHM)

Lat: 33.57°NLon: 86.75°WElev: 643ft.

Partly Cloudy

93°F

34°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed N 9 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.2 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index100°F (38°C)
Last update 11 Aug 4:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Birmingham AL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 73 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
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Point Forecast:
Birmingham AL
 33.53°N 86.79°W
4:10 pm CDT Aug 11, 2020
4pm CDT Aug 11, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 17, 2020
 
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