Active Weather Ahead… Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Update – 4:40pm
August 15, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Wednesday afternoon to you! It’s turned out to be a mild August day across Alabama, with highs in the upper 80s across much of the area. A band of high and mid level clouds have moved into our area, and has really kept temperatures down a bit. Areas south of HWY 80 have seen more sunshine today, allowing temperatures to reach the 90s. The band of clouds over our area is in response to a weak upper air disturbance; that system will move to our south tonight. Clouds will gradually clear out tonight and on Thursday.
Thursday will remain mostly dry, with highs in the lower 90s. Expect a partly cloudy sky on Thursday, with the risk of a few storms. Most spots will remain dry on Thursday, but scattered afternoon storms are possible. Rain chance on Thursday stands at 20%. A deep upper air trough will develop and deepen over the northern US. The front will allow a cold front to move into the deep south on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The front will become stationary somewhere across central or south Alabama over the weekend. Depending on the stall out point of the cold front will determine how much rain we get over the weekend. At this point, rain looks to be likely on Friday, with scattered to numerous storms at point on Saturday and Sunday. The best chance of rain may shift south of I-20/59 this weekend, but forecasting changes are possible, so stay with us for updates. Due to extra clouds and rain at times, highs will remain in the 80s all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rain totals may reach 3 inches in many spots between Friday morning and Sunday night. Some isolated flash flooding issues are possible.
The pattern will remain pretty active over the next couple of weeks, so rain chances will continue at times. This will help battle any mid to late summer extreme heat, so we’ll take the relatively mild summer days.
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