Rainy Weekend Ahead – Friday 4:20 p.m.

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It turned out to be another pretty nice day across Central Alabama with temperatures reaching into the 70s in many areas. That is all changing however. Clouds are starting to roll in and some showers in Mississippi are trying to push into the western part of the state. Don’t expect much rainfall these evening though.

We have better rain chances on Saturday as a better looking shortwave approaches the state. There does appear to be a focusing mechanism in the northern half of the state, perhaps a weak warm front with showers and a chance of a thunderstorm.

Easter Sunday looks warm. A little uncertain with the rain chances though. The front appears to be north but perhaps some weak lift in the mid-levels along with the daytime heating will be enough to give a decent coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Nothing organized.

A decent push of cooler air comes into the region behind a cold front Monday/Monday night. Expecting showers and thunderstorms but again nothing organized ahead of the front as shear remains weak. Forcing along the front appears weak as well.

It should be cooler as we get into the middle of the week with below average temperatures. There remains that pesky system towards Thursday night and Friday that disappears every other model run. Currently it shows up far enough north to pull sufficient moisture into the deep south with at least some showers and possibly some elevated thunderstorms Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Daniel Sparkman
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WVUA Weather

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Rain and Warmer Temps Ahead… Thursday Forecast Update – 4pm

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Good Thursday afternoon! We are looking at a perfect weather day, with temperatures near 70 degrees in spots. We can expect a chilly night tonight, but it won’t get near as cold as the past few nights. Lows on average will reach the lower 40s. A few upper 30s are possible east of I-65, where the cooler air is still hanging around. A weak disturbance will move into north Alabama by Friday afternoon, so we’ll have to increase rain chances just a bit. That being said, it will not rain all day, and some spots won’t get a drop on Friday. Model data has increased the amount of moisture and lift, so we’ll have to include some rain chances in our area. The higher chance of rain will occur north of I-20 on Friday.

Easter Weekend is looking rather wet at times, as a cold front stalls across north Alabama. The lift ahead of the front will help to kick off showers and storms in our area on Saturday and Sunday. The best chance of rain will occur on Easter Sunday, with most spots getting a soaking. It will not rain all day, but rain will come and go through the day on Sunday. Highs will remain warm through the weekend, with a high near 70 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Lows at night will warm into the 50s over the weekend.

A cold front will move in Monday night, with temperatures falling into the lower 60s for highs on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll go dry on Wednesday before another storm system moves our way on Thursday. Expect a good chance of showers on Thursday, with a high near 65.

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Warmer Days Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:25pm

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Temperatures have turned out pretty nice today, with sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still cooler than it should be this time of the year, but it feels better than earlier this week. Most spots managed to get well into the 50s, with a few 60 degree spots. After sunset, we’ll deal with one more huge drop in temperaturse. All of our area is under a freeze warning, since temperatures are expected to drop to the 30 to 32 degree range. Expect some frost to start off Thursday morning.

By Thursday afternoon, temperatures will warm nicely, with highs in the middle 60s. A nice warming trend will continue through the weekend, with highs in the lower 70s by Saturday and Sunday. As air temperatures increase, low level moisture will also increase. A cold front will move into Alabama over Easter weekend, with a good chance of showers and storms on Easter Sunday. It won’t rain all day, but lots of rain is possible at times. A passing shower is possible as early as Friday, but rain chances will increase to 30% on Saturday and 70%. Lows will warm into the 50s by the weekend.

As the upper air support moves out, the cold front will stall across Alabama. Rain chances will remain rather high through Monday and Tuesday of next week. I don’t expect any severe weather at this time.

If you have a beach trip planned to Alabama’s Gulf Coast over the weekend, look for warmer temperatures. Highs will reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. Clouds will increase over the weekend, with some rain on Sunday.

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Warmer Days Ahead… Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update – 5pm

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Good Tuesday afternoon! The northern half of Alabama has stayed in the clouds for much of the day, keeping temperaturse a tad cooler than yesterday. As of 5pm, most of central and west Alabama is in the 40s, with upper 30s in northeast Alabama. Temperatures will gradually cool again tonight after sunset, especially as skies go clear. Most of Alabama us under a freeze warning for tonight, as our area is expected to dip into the upper 20s to lower 30s.

After today’s very cold weather, a gradual warming trend takes over for the rest of the week and into the weekend. While I don’t expect hot weather, it will beat what we have now… Highs will top out in the upper 50s on Wednesday, with lows in the lower 30s Wednesday night. We can expect a good supply of sun on Wednesday and Thursday. Some extra clouds will start to spread in on Friday and Saturday. As a south wind develops, temperatures will start to modify on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs into the upper 60s to around 70. Lows at night will also modify to temperatures well above freezing. Look for lows in the 40s by Friday and Saturday morning and 50s by Sunday morning.

Easter weekend is looking warmer, but there is also some rain chances to talk about. While I don’t expect rain all weekend, parts of the weekend will bring on some chance of rain. The best risk of rain will occur on Easter Sunday. As the cold front stalls across our area, it looks like a few showers will be possible at anytime through Tuesday.

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Cool Days, Cold Nights… Warmer Air Ahead… – Monday Update 4pm

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Good Monday afternoon! If you look out the window, it looks great outside, but if you step outside, it feels far from great… Temperatures managed to reach the lower 50s along I-20, but areas north of I-20 are in the 40s. Clouds are thicker north of I-20, which is keeping temperatures colder than the southern half of the state. A weak upper air disturbance will swing through the state tonight and early tomorrow. This will bring a few clouds from time to time tonight and tomorrow. A few snow flurries are possible over the Tennessee Valley, but I don’t expect any flakes over our part of the state.

Temperatures will get much colder tonight, with lows below freezing across our area. Look for lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s across all of west and central Alabama, where a freeze warning is in place. Expect a partly sunny sky along and north of I-20 during the day on Tuesday, but skies should become sunny south of I-20. Highs will vary from the upper 40s north of I-20 to lower 50s south of I-20 Tuesday afternoon. Another freeze is likely Tuesday night, with lows in the upper 20s to around 30.

Wednesday will promise to be a better weather day, as highs warm into the upper 50s. Winds will calm down a bit on Wednesday, so that will help conditions feel nice. Look for cold temperatures during the morning hours on Wednesday, with a gradual warm-up through the day. Skies will remain mostly sunny on Wednesday and Thursday. We can expect highs to reach the lower 60s on Thursday. The weekend forecast is looking fair, with warmer temperatures. Highs will reach the middle to upper 60s on Friday and Saturday. That being said, a few showers are possible at any point on Saturday and Sunday. A few thunderstorms are possible on Easter Sunday, but I don’t expect severe weather at this time.

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Cold Air Ahead! – Sunday Forecast Update 10:20am

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Good Sunday morning! All severe weather issues yesterday evening and lastnight are long gone this morning, as the storm system moves on to the east. As of 10am, we’re waiting on the secondary cold front to pass through the area. The front will move through during the early afternoon hours, with a howling west to northwest wind developing. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph, as cold air moves into the state. A few storms are possible along the front, and some of the storms could produce small hail over north Alabama. I don’t expect anything like what we had yesterday evening…

Temperatures will fall into the 30s tonight, with a breezy northwest wind. We’ll notice a few clouds overnight and during the day tomorrow along and north of I-20. We should be in full sunshine south of I-20. Highs will struggle to reach the low 50s on Monday and Tuesday. Areas north of I-20 may stay in the 40s all day, with a breezy north wind. A freeze is likely Monday night, Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Since winds will stay up a bit at night, frost is unlikely Monday night, but a light frost is possible Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Take precautions to protect the outdoor plants.

A gradual warming trend takes over later in the week, with highs in the upper 50s (still below average) on Wednesday and 60s on Thursday and Friday. Skies will remain sunny for the rest of the week, but some clouds and a passing shower will become possible on Friday. Overnight lows will warm above freezing, with lows in the 40s Friday night.

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Severe Weather Risk Ending as of 12:30am Sunday… Dry By Mid-Morning

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Good news! As of 12:30am Sunday, the risk of severe weather is ending fast across our area. A batch of severe storms that moved across Alabama this evening is nearly into Georgia at this hour. The storms will continue to track east, with any risk of organized severe weather coming to an end. While there’s lots of rain to the west over Mississippi, the storms are well below severe limits. You may notice some thunder and periods of heavy rain through 5am, but I don’t expect anymore problems with large hail and damaging wind. The warm front we’ve been watching just isn’t moving north, so the risk of an isolated tornado will remain along the coast tonight.

Our weather will dry out on Sunday, as a breezy west wind takes over. Temperatures will fall after lunch, as cold air takes over. We’ll stay in the 50s for highs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, with a freeze likely Monday night through Wednesday night.

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