Forecast Discussion Update 9/30 4:36 PM

The colder air was fully entrenched across Alabama last night. The official low in Tuscaloosa was 49 degrees. Our friends in the capital city of Montgomery also felt upper 40s. Mobile was just shy of that mark at 52 degrees. Tonight will be another chilly one but it won’t be quite as cold. In fact, a southerly flow will be developing over the next 24 hours and this will set the stage for increasing moisture. Highs tomorrow will be near 80 degrees, with increasing clouds. The clouds will continue to build in tomorrow night and there will be a band of rain and thunderstorms approaching after midnight.

A low pressure system is materializing over the Nation’s midsection. This storm system will head east quickly, pulling a cold front in our direction. Some strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible over the Arklatex region tomorrow. This activity will weaken a bit tomorrow night. By Friday morning we will wake up to a gusty south wind, with showers and thunderstorms likely. The good thing is that the severe weather threat will be lower. Look for the rain to head east, with some afternoon sunshine on Friday. A dry flow will take over, with more sunshine this weekend. Highs for Saturday and Sunday will reach the middle 70s, with lows in the cold 40s.

A moist southwest flow aloft will take over by Monday. We will have increasing clouds, with a chance for a shower Monday night. We will have more clouds than sun on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the chance for a few showers. Highs will remain in the 70s. This setup may remain in place through the end of next week. Be sure to join us tonight for more details!

(IMAGE: SPC Slight Risk Severe Weather Outlook For Tomorrow)

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Wes Wyatt
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