Saturday Evening Forecast Discussion – 8 p.m.

A surface low is crossing the Tennessee Valley will drag a dry front through the area tonight. With dewpoints several degrees warmer and light winds overnight lows will not be as cold tonight. Expect mid 20s to lower 30s. Surface high will quickly shift across the area tomorrow and tomorrow night. Expect similar temps during the afternoon tomorrow as today.

Return flow from the gulf sets up Monday with moisture slowly returning to the area around the western edge of the departing high. With this initial increase in moisture Monday we could see a few showers across the west as a short wave moves cross the area. Highs temperatures will likely jump back into the upper 50s to mid 60s.

A surface low will push from western Kansas to the Great Lakes by Tuesday. Ahead of this system, showers will spread into the area as early as Monday night with frontal passage Tuesday. There will be the possibility for some thunderstorms mainly for the southern part of the area.

A brief cool down is expected behind the front as high pressure builds back into the Southeast. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 40s across the north to mid 50s in the south. Overnight lows Wednesday night will drop into the mid 20s to low 30s. Temperatures will even out through the remainder of the week. By Saturday, another surface low crossing the Midwest drags a front through the area. Models are not showing much in the way of moisture ahead of this system but we will keep a low chance for some showers for next weekend.

Daniel Sparkman
dsparkman@wvuatv.com
WVUA Weather

A Beautiful Saturday – 2 p.m.


Temperatures across the Southeast are in the mid 50s to low 60s with a couple of places further north in the 40s this afternoon. Snowfall is making it all the way down to north Tennessee. Temperatures across Alabama are already a couple of degrees higher than expected for the afternoon high. We’ve seen lots of sun and blue skies today across the state allowing the temperatures to rise. Parts of West Alabama could hit 60 degrees this afternoon with another hour or so to go of daylight heating. It is breezy this afternoon with  sustained southwesterly winds around 10-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Tonight the clear to mostly clear skies continue across the area. Overnight temperatures have the potential to drop to the low 30s or upper 20s tonight. Surface high pressure will build back in tomorrow but low level moisture will increase ahead of the next system. Highs sunday will be in the 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.

Daniel Sparkman
dsparkman@wvuatv.com
WVUA Weather