BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After a dry Father's Day, rain chances return to central Alabama for the start of the work week. Get the latest on the forecast in the video above. Summer officially begins Sunday night at 10:32pm. This makes Sunday the longest day of the year when you consider the length of daylight from sunrise to sunset. Each day beyond Sunday gradually gets shorter (length of daylight) until we reach winter. Of course, we have plenty of hot summer days ahead. Let's just hope we can keep those hurricanes away!