Wild Weather Yesterday…Much More Quiet For The Rest of The Week! – Tuesday Afternoon Forecast 4:30 PM
June 12, 2012 1 Comment
Good Tuesday afternoon to you! Things are much more calm this afternoon, after the widespread severe weather damage across much of west and central Alabama. Numerous trees were blown over or snapped as winds of 50 to 70 mph moved through our area. This led to over 100,000 Alabamians without power at one point yesterday evening. The damaging winds were in response to a Mesoscale Convective System, or organized complex of storms.
Things are quiet today, but some storms are still possible as we move into the evening hours. While there is nothing on radar across our area at this point, we are watching an old meso-low over central Mississippi. There are a few showers with this feature, but we will be watching for any additional showers and storms to pop up on radar. As the small scale area of low pressure moves into west Alabama this evening, there is a chance for a few storms in the area, but many spots will stay rain free. I really expected more in the way of shower and thunderstorm activity across our state today, but the complex that moved through yesterday really stabilized the atmosphere. Even with the sun out at times today, the atmosphere hasn’t had a chance to destabilize much at all. If a few storms develop and move into west Alabama, this would occur around sunset. The chance of rain is pretty low at this point, so don’t count on any rain at your house.
Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s for lows tonight under a partly cloudy sky. The risk of a passing shower or storm will quickly end tonight, as dry air takes over from the north. In-fact, a very weak cold front is moving through our area now, and the front will slide through the state tonight. As dewpoints fall, air temperatures will also drop a bit. Look for lows to reach the middle to upper 60s across much of the area.
As dry air takes over for the rest of the week, we can expect fairly low humidity, comfortable nights and hot days. Temperatures will top out in the lower to middle 90s on Wednesday through Friday. Slightly cooler air will move in from the northeast over the weekend, as highs fall into the upper 80s. An east breeze will also take over in time for your weekend plans. At this point, there is little to no risk of rain on Wednesday through Sunday.
If you have plans along the Alabama Gulf Coast over the next few days, look for mostly dry and mild conditions. Highs will reach the upper 80s, with a partly cloudy to mostly sunny sky. The risk of rain is at about 20 to 30% on Wednesday through Sunday. Lows at night will fall into the lower 70s. This forecast is valid for the Gulf Shores to Destin areas.
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