Storms Likely on Saturday… Nice Sunday and Monday! – Wednesday Update 8pm
September 5, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Wednesday evening to you! We finally dried today, with a lack of rain across our area. With a little extra sun, temperatures were able to reach the upper 80s to lower 90s. As temperatures cool into the lower 70s tonight, look for some fog to develop. If you have travel plans late tonight or early tomorrow, allow a little extra time incase you run into dense fog.
We’re watching a batch of storms north of Alabama tonight. While there’s no organized storms in the forecast tonight at this point, we will keep an eye on development to our north. There’s a small chance storms could reach our northern Counties around midnight. Any rain should remain north of Fayette tonight.
Thursday will feature a fairly nice day, as temperatures reach the lower 90s. Conditions will feel muggy through the day, but we’ll enjoy partly cloudy skies and dry weather on Thursday and Friday. There is a low risk of a passing thunderstorm, but the chance stands at 20% both Thursday and Friday.
A sharp trough will dig into the eastern US on Saturday and Sunday. The trough will send a strong cold front into the deep south on Saturday. We can expect clouds and rain to increase ahead of the front. If you have an outdoor event planned on Saturday, you’ll need the rain gear. While there’s a good chance of showers and storms, don’t expect an all day type of rain. Alabama takes on Western Kentucky Saturday, with a 2:39pm kickoff. If you’re going to the game, you may need the poncho. There’s still room for some change with the weekend forecast, but confidence is increasing on a wet Saturday.
Cooler air will take over behind the front on Sunday and Monday. Look for highs to struggle to reach the lower 80s both day, with a north breeze. Skies will remain sunny for the Sunday/Monday time frame. Overnight lows will fall into the upper 50s to lower 60s Saturday and Sunday night. The airmass behind the front will be very dry, so we’ll catch a break from both humidity and hot temperatures.
The tropics are very active at this time, with a developing low in the northern Gulf of Mexico. That low is the remnatns of Isaac and could become a named storm over the next day or two. Most data moves this system into Florida over the weekend. Hurricane Leslie is moving towards Bermuda. Leslie could become a major hurricane before hitting Bermuda head on over the weekend. Other storms in the central Atlantic will not threaten land, as they turn out into the open waters.
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