Nice Week Ahead…Some Weekend Showers? – Sunday Night Forecast Update
October 21, 2012 4 Comments
Good Sunday night to you! Today has been nearly perfect, with mostly sunny skies and mild conditions. After a chilly start in the 40s across most of the area, the mid October sun warmed things quickly this afternoon. Now that the sun has set, temperatures are rapidly dropping once again. Look for this setup to continue for much of your work week.
Lows tonight will fall into the upper 40s across west and central Alabama. You’ll notice a heavy dew by early tomorrow morning. Highs will easily reach 80 degrees by Monday afternoon under a mostly sunny sky. The trough is weakening and lifting northeast of our area. We’ll remain under a flat flow aloft, which means no major warm or cold air through the end of the week. While there’s a change in the forecast by the weekend, things look really settled through Thursday. Highs will continue to reach the low 80s each day under a mostly sunny sky. Lows will warm a tad each night, with lower 50s expected by Wednesday morning and middle 50s by Friday morning.
Alabama takes on Mississippi State University for homecoming in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. While there’s a chance of a few showers at this point on Saturday, it’s important to keep checking here for forecast updates. There could be some changes in time for the game. I’ll have more on that as the week continues.
We’ll be watching with interest a developing tropical system as we go into the weekend plans. There’s a chance this thing will become a hurricane over the Bahamas later this week, and move up the east coast through the end of the week and into the weekend. Some model data shows a powerful storm moving inland somewhere along the east coast towards the weekend, while other data takes this system towards the Bahamas. If this is a strong east coast storm, then our weather would be influenced by much cooler air late in the weekend and to start next week, due to a large north flow. I’ll update the forecast for you as the week progresses. At this point, I see no sign of this thing moving into the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll be watching…
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