Chilly Thanksgiving, Warmer Weekend… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Today has featured a beautiful Fall day, with sunny skies and cool temperatures. Most areas reached the upper 50s to near 60 this afternoon, which is only a few degrees below average. A weak cold front will be passing through the state tonight and early Thursday, which will cause temperatures to drop well below average. Expect lows in the lower to middle 30s tonight, with a mostly clear sky. Highs will struggle to reach 50 on Thanksgiving Day; in-fact, areas north of I-20 will stay in the 40s all day. A northwest breeze will make conditions feel even cooler, so you will need the jacket if you are going to be outside. Temperatures will dip into the lower 40s by 6pm…

The upper air trough lifts out of the area over the weekend and early next week, so a warming trend will take over. Expect highs to reach the middle to upper 50s on Friday, with lots of sun. We’ll start off Friday morning and Saturday morning in the lower 30s… Highs will reach the middle 60s on Saturday and lower 70s on Sunday. As moisture levels increase, clouds will also increase on Sunday and Monday. I can’t rule out a stray shower or two on Monday and Tuesday, but most areas will stay dry. Expect a partly sunny sky both days.

Iron Bowl Saturday is looking great in Tuscaloosa, as Alabama takes on Auburn. Look for a good supply of sun during the day, with a high near 64. Temperatures will drop into the 50s during game time by 6:45pm….

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Cool Days Ahead… Warmer Weekend… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx

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Good Tuesday afternoon! We’ve got some clouds spreading over Alabama, as a disturbance moves in from the west. Moisture is overspreading the cool and dry air over the state, with some light rain and sprinkles over the southern part of the state. A few light sprinkles or light showers will be possible across west and central Alabama later this evening and tonight, but I don’t expect anything heavy. If anything falls in your area it will be hardly noticed. Temperatures will get colder tonight, as the upper air trough deepens over Alabama, and cooler air gets pulled into the state. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s late tonight.

Skies become sunny on Wednesday, as the deep surface low develops and moves up the east coast. A weak secondary cold front will pass through Alabama Wednesday night, dropping temperatures back into the lower 30s by Thursday morning and Friday morning, with highs in the lower to middle 50s on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving will be cool, but skies will be mostly sunny.

A warming trend will take over as the weekend gets here, with highs in the middle 60s on Saturday and near 70 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. As moisture levels increase early next week, a few clouds will move into the area. Expect a partly cloudy sky on Sunday through Tuesday.

Iron Bowl Saturday is looking great in Tuscaloosa, as Alabama takes on Auburn. Look for a good supply of sun during the day, with a high near 64. Temperatures will drop into the 50s during game time by 6:45pm….

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Cooler Weather Ahead… Warmer Weekend… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx

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Good Monday afternoon! It has turned out to be a nice day across Alabama, as temperatures were able to warm into the 60s for highs. Parts of central and south Alabama actually made it well into the 70s. It will get chilly tonight, with lows in the upper 30s. Expect clouds to increase this evening and tonight, as a disturbance moves our way from the west and picks up some moisture.

Skies will remain partly cloudy to mostly cloudy at times on Tuesday and Tuesday night, but rain is unlikely in our part of the state. Areas around and south of Montgomery will likely see some showers Tuesday night, as the upper air disturbance moves overhead. I expect moisture levels to remain too low to introduce rain in the forecast in our part of the state. Highs will remain in the upper 50s on Tuesday through Thursday. Expect lots of sun on Wednesday through Saturday.

Thanksgiving Day is looking great, with an area of high pressure over the state. Highs will remain fairly cool, with upper 50s likely. Expect lows in the middle 30s at night both Wednesday night and Thursday night. Temperatures will start to warm a bit as a south wind develops on Friday through the weekend. Expect highs to reach the low 60s on Friday and mid 60s on Saturday. A few clouds will start to spread into the area on Sunday and Monday, with highs reaching well into the upper 60s.

Iron Bowl Saturday is looking great in Tuscaloosa, as Alabama takes on Auburn. Look for a good supply of sun during the day, with a high near 64. Temperatures will drop into the 50s during game time by 6:45pm….

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Patchy Fog Tonight, Sunshine Returns Monday… Sunday Forecast Update — 8:15pm

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Good Sunday evening! Today we experienced a soggy Sunday that was perfect weather to stay indoors to prepare for the incoming family this week for Thanksgiving. Rain moved out of west Alabama around lunchtime, but we have remained mostly cloudy, and reached a mild high of 68°. Some of the clouds should linger around tonight. Look for patches of fog to develop in some areas. With clouds hanging around tonight, we should reach a mild low of about 52°.

Monday we will continue to see clouds lingering during the day until late afternoon, and then we will start to push the clouds out. We will continue to have a slightly warmer temperature with a high of 64°; however, we will start to have cooler air start to rush back into the state. With that air starting to pour into the sate, expect it to be a breezy at times tomorrow.

Tuesday we wake up to the sun returning along with cooler high temperatures remaining in the mid 50’s.  We will also see plenty of sunshine for this week until the weekend when we will see clouds build back into the area. Get out there and enjoy awesome weather this holiday week!

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Severe Risk Is Not Expected Today…. Rain & Thunder at Times Today… Sunday Update Noon … #alwx

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As of midday on Sunday, I’ve got some good news. The warm front is not making much of a northward progress, and the dry line is quickly moving northeast through Alabama. This means the needed instability for severe weather is not moving into our area. Expect the severe weather risk to be limited to the Montgomery and Dothan areas through 4pm.

Expect rain and thunder at times through 4pm in west and central Alabama before coming to an end this evening. Some storms may produce gusty winds and heavy rain, but severe weather is not expected for our area.

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Lots of Rain…. Very Low Severe Risk… Latest Thoughts… Sunday Update – 10:30am #alwx

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Good Sunday morning! As of 10:30am, we’re watching the progression of a warm front and the progression of a dry line very carefully. At this time, the warm front was well south of our area, which means the higher instability, needed for severe weather, is well to our south. There’s lots of rain and thunder spreading into the area, but so far there is nothing severe happening.

With a very powerful storm system tracking across the area, we will have to keep a close eye on radar trends through the mid afternoon. There’s plenty of wind shear and uplift over Alabama, so if we had instability, this would turn into a big severe weather event. However, there is little to no instability, so the risk of severe weather is really limited for our area. The best chance of getting isolated severe storms will occur well south of I-20. Anyone along and south of I-20 should keep an eye on any sudden changes between now and 4pm this afternoon. The highest tornado risk will be closer to the Alabama Gulf Coast today, but I can’t rule out an isolated small tornado as far north as HWY 80. An isolated storm or two may produce a damaging wind gusts as far north as I-20, but the higher risk for that is also over southern Alabama.

As I said, keep an eye on the weather through this afternoon just incase anything become severe in your area. The dry line will quickly mark an end to the severe weather risk from west to east this afternoon. It will be mild behind the dry line, but as moisture levels rapidly drop, there will be no additional issues.

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Heavy Rain… Few Strong to Severe Storms Possible Sunday… Saturday Night Update – 10pm #alwx

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Good Saturday evening! As of 10pm, we’re watching rain and storms form ahead of a warm front over the Gulf of Mexico. The rain and storms will lift northward overnight tonight and should start to impact west and central Alabama after midnight. Rain could be heavy at times, especially around sunrise and continue through the early afternoon. Rain will then end from southwest to northeast during the early afternoon hours. Rain totals will likely reach 1 inch on average, with heavier totals where the stronger storms develop.

What about the risk of severe weather? As the warm front lifts northward during the morning hours on Sunday, unstable air will reach our southern counties, in areas south of I-20. A few storms between 7am and 4pm could produce damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two. The higher tornado risk will be closer to the coast, but stay alert in the red shaded area above incase a storm or two get out of hand.

With strong uplift and lots of wind shear moving over Alabama on Sunday, stay weather alert. At this time, instability looks to remain low across the area, so that will limit the risk of severe storms. If we get a tornado warning, you can join us live on WVUA-TV for the latest.

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