Nice Weather…Showers Ahead… Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update 4pm
September 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday afternoon to you! Today has featured yet another nice day with low humidity and mild temperatures. For the 11 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, you couldn’t ask for a better early September day. The nice weather stretches up the eastern half of the nation; in-cluding the mid-Atlantic and northeast, where tragedy struck on this day 11 years ago. With all the outdoor remembrance events happening, the nice weather worked out great!
Locally, we can expect skies to remain partly cloudy to mostly clear through this evening and tonight. After reaching a high in the low to mid 80s, temperatures will fall into the upper 70s after 7pm, then upper 60s after 10pm. Most spots will stay above the 59 degree mark tonight, but lower 60s is still pleasant.
Our Wednesday and Thursday forecast is looking great, with partly cloudy skies and mild conditions. Temperatures at night will fall into the lower 60s, but afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s in spots. Moisture levels will gradually increase on Thursday and Friday. We’ll say goodbye to the very pleasant weather in time for the weekend, but I don’t expect anything extreme in heat. Temperatures may actually cool a bit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to extra clouds and some rain at times. A weak cold front will push into Alabama from the northwest. We can expect a few scattered showers and thunderstorms ahead of the front, but it will not rain all day and many spots won’t get a drop. Rain chance at this point is at 20 to 30% on Friday through next Tuesday. As of all of these days, the best chance of rain will occur on Saturday and Monday. On Saturday, a weak cold front will close to the area, so lift ahead of the front should get the radar rather busy. A weak disturbance moves along the front and over our area on Monday, which will help to bump up the rain chance for that day. While I have a 30% chance of rain on Monday, chances may have to increase a bit.
The tropics continue to be active, but there are no storms threatening the US Mainland. The remnant low of Leslie is well into the north Atlantic. Michael weakened quickly today, being downgraded to a tropical depression. The next storm to watch is Tropical Depression 14. There is a good chance this storm will become a hurricane over the next few days, as it tracks northwest. # 14 will also turn out to sea… We’ll keep watching the tropics in the days ahead incase anything tries to move our way.
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