Sunday Rain, Monday Rain…Is There Sunshine in the Forecast? – Sunday Evening Forecast Update 8:55 PM
December 8, 2013 Leave a comment
We saw a plethora of rain today across west and central Alabama. Some spots saw closer to 2 inches of rain and some isolated areas saw even higher totals. Radar imagery shows an axis of moderate to heavy rain continuing basically bisecting the state northeast to southwest–along the I-20/59 corridor. Models shift this axis of rain east of our area overnight, but more rain is expected to develop by tomorrow morning.
Periods of rain are likely again tomorrow as that pesky trough of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere continues to remain anchored to our west and north. Waves of uplift continue move through this flow and interact with a redeveloping stationary boundary across the state. This type of setup spells prolonged and sustained rain chances–basically what we’ve been dealing with over the last several days. There is, however, some relief in sight. All models continue to show one last batch of rain moving through Tuesday morning as one final lobe of energy rides through that upper trough.
We may clear out Tuesday afternoon as some much drier air works in throughout the mid-levels of the atmosphere. However, I’m a little hesitant to say we can completely clear out at this point given all the rain and clouds we’ve been seeing. Wednesday looks like a relatively decent day with some passing clouds possible, but currently there is no rain in the forecast (finally!).
As high pressure moves to our north, we should see an evening of sub-freezing temperatures into the upper 20s Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Lots of sunshine should be the weather story for your Thursday with highs in the low to mid 50s.
The weather remains progressive as we move toward late week. Another shortwave trough of low pressure is expected to move through at some point Friday – Sunday. However, models continue to struggle with the evolution of this feature, but there is decent agreement that Saturday will be the rainiest day of the three-day stretch. Stay tuned for forecast changes throughout the upcoming week!