March 20, 2007 Leave a comment
Good Afternoon! After 7:07 p.m. this evening you can officially say, “it’s spring!” The vernal equinox will begin this evening, bringing an end to a winter that brought some strong cold air outbreaks into much of the country. Temperatures today were far from cold and quite frankly, the current temperature pattern is about as good as it can get. At the time of this discussion the temperatures at Tuscaloosa Airport was 77-degrees, Vance 80-degrees, West Blocton 77-degrees, Fayette 78-degrees, and East Skyland Boulevard 80-degrees. The sky was mostly sunny, with a south breeze.
Tonight we will have a few clouds entering the area, but we will stay dry. Lows will be dropping into the mild 50s. The clouds filtering in will be from unsettled weather well north of here along a stalled front. This front will remain to our north, as our weather is being dominated by a broad-ridge of high pressure, currently centered off of the east coast. This ridge is directing a mild southerly flow into the state. Daytime temperatures will continue to climb into the lower 80s through the rest of the week, with partly to mostly sunny skies expected.
A weak upper air disturbance will swing across the country this weekend and this may squeeze out a shower or thunderstorm on Monday; otherwise, the weather pattern looks very dry over the next 7-10 days. I will have more details for you tonight at five, six, and ten. Have a great evening!
(Image: NOAA 48 hour Forecast Surface Map)
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV