May 13, 2008 Leave a comment
I was on the road today, visiting the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. I spoke to Community Residential Care Personnel about severe weather safety. I noticed the sky was mostly sunny during the first part of the day; however, the clouds made a quick return. The models did a terrible job with a small scale system that’s now squeezing out some light showers over the area. This feature will keep our sky cloudy and tonight we could have some sprinkles or light showers. We have made these adjustments in our forecast for tonight. You can expect the lows to be much milder tonight, with lows near 60-degrees.
The weather is going to be on the unsettled side through the rest of the work-week and you can expect cloudy skies to dominate. A moist southwest flow will send a few rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms in our direction. Tomorrow will be a partly cloudy day, with afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely. We will continue to see a good coverage of showers and storms through tomorrow night and into the day on Thursday. Some of the storms on Thursday may be severe, with large hail and high winds.
The main storm center back over the southwest will send energy eastward and this will carve out quite a trough over the eastern U.S. As this transition takes place, this will create another opportunity for thunderstorms and heavy rain Thursday night and into the day on Friday. Some of the storms may be on the strong or severe side during this time frame, especially south. Highs will be in the 70s, with lows in the 60s. We will catch some breaks in the wet weather; however, during rainy periods temperatures will be slow to change. Saturday will start off on a chilly note, with pleasant daytime temperatures. The sky will be partly cloudy, with a stray shower possible. Be sure to join us tonight for more weekend details!