Rain Totals… Wednesday Update 5:45 PM

Here’s a look at some of our rain totals. The map above is the Airport rain totals over the past 48 hours. Tuscaloosa picked up 1.39″, but I got 1.90″ at my house in Northport. This was just from yesterday and lastnight.

Steve Rigsby reports right at 2 inches in Jasper.

Kristopher Montgomery reports 4.11″ in Coker.

Centreville: 2.01″ (Between 7am Tue and Wed)

Dora 1.36″ (Between 7am Tue and Wed)

Addison 1.63″ (Between 7am Tue and Wed)

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Cold Air Ahead! Wednesday Evening Forecast Discussion – 5:15 PM

A good Wednesday to you! We’re back to reality when it comes to winter temperatures. After a nice stretch of warm temperatures, a cold front has brought us back to average. The first could front moved through late lastnight. This brought a round of heavy showers and storms, but we did not have any severe weather issues. Instability values were too low to promote severe weather issues. Now the front has passed east of Alabama, the entire state is experiencing cooler air. This cool air will become just a taste of what is yet to come.

The upper level low and surface low is moving up the east coast, where some severe weather issues are happening this afternoon. While that system moves out, another system is moving southeast fast. Snow is breaking out across the northern Plains as the upper air trough deepens. The trough will continue to deepen and will bring major change to our local weather starting tomorrow. A sharp cold front will move through west and central Alabama tomorrow morning. We’ll reach a high of 49 during the late morning hours, with temperatures falling into the upper 30s across all of central Alabama during the mid afternoon and evening hours. There is some hint of enough moisture to produce some sprinkles or snow flurries in parts of the state tomorrow. The atmosphere won’t be quite cold enough to produce snow in the Tuscaloosa area, but a few flakes may be seen for areas near and north of Fayette and Jasper. There will be no issues on the roads in terms of icing.

Much colder air will filter into the state Thursday afternoon through Saturday. Highs will only top out in the 40s. Some spots could stay in the 30s all day on Friday. Skies will go sunny on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Expect a hard freeze Friday and Saturday morning, with lows between 19 and 25.

We can expect a gradual warming trend on Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Another cold front will pass through our area on Tuesday. This will bring a good chance of showers and storms.

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Radar Update Midnight Tuesday Night…

Showers and storms are still happening across much of west Alabama this evening as a cold front moves in from the west. Some of these cells are producing heavy rain and some lightning. The heavy rain and storms are moving north northeast at 30mph. Showers and storms will continue to increase ahead of the front, then quickly end behind the front. Look for a few showers to continue behind the front, but after the cold front passes your area, don’t expect anything heavy. We will continue with a mostly cloudy sky and a few light showers through Wednesday as the core of the upper level low moves over our area.

The cold front will be through Tuscaloosa and Demopolis by 2am and move east of Interstate 65 by 3 or 4am. The risk of any storms becoming severe is very low. Instability values are too low for any issues. We’ll watch the radar over the next couple of hours, but the MCS over the northern Gulf and a weak surface low over the Alabama coast is blocking the inflow of unstable air into our area. This is what many people would call good sleeping weather.

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