April 30, 2009 Leave a comment
You probably had to hang on to your hat today due to the windy conditions over West and Central Alabama. Another upper air disturbance is passing to our north and this feature will continue to enhance the coverage of clouds. Scattered showers have also developed and this activity will linger into the early evening hours. The latest radar image shows a large band of light rain drifting into Fayette and Tuscaloosa Counties. Temperatures have felt great today and this evening will also feel quite pleasant.
Colder air digging into the Midwestern states is forcing a cold front southward. It appears this front will stall way in advance of reaching Alabama. Therefore, our forecast will trend drier for the weekend time period. I do expect another good coverage of scattered showers tomorrow and there may be a thunderstorm in the area. If you don’t see rain drops you can expect more clouds along with a gusty south wind. By Saturday, rain will be hard to find and only a stray shower or thunderstorm is in our forecast. There will be a greater supply of sunshine, with highs nearing 87 degrees. Sunday should be a dry day, with another big warm-up during the afternoon.
Looking ahead to Monday, the data is once again on track with the scenario that the front to our north will get a push southward. Therefore, we’re introducing a better chance of rain and thunderstorms for late Monday. The front will end up stalling and this will bring us lots of clouds, with a passing shower or thunderstorm on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
The Tuscaloosa County Relay for life will take place tomorrow night at Northridge High School. On startling statistic is that one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. You can celebrate the lives of those that have battled cancer and support the fight against cancer by being a part of relay for life. Even though a stray shower or storm will be possible tomorrow afternoon, the activity should dissipate tomorrow night. Click here to lean more about Relay for Life.