April 30, 2013 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday evening! The weather turned out nearly perfect this afternoon, with a good supply of sun and mild temperatures. Highs reached the lower 80s area-wide. As moisture levels increase a bit, expect temperatures to remain warmer than lastnight. Lows tonight will fall into the lower 60s. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy tonight. A passing shower or two is possible south of Tuscaloosa, but most spots should stay dry.
We’re watching an old frontal boundary over south Alabama and Mississippi. A weak area of low pressure along the front will lift north on Wednesday and Thursday. As the weak low and front moves into Alabama, showers and storms will increase in coverage. There’s a chance of scattered storms at any time on Wednesday and Thursday, but I don’t expect rain all day. The best chance of scattered storms on Wednesday will occur south of I-20. We can expect a chance of scattered storms state wide on Thursday. We’ll also notice more clouds than sun tomorrow and Thursday. Highs will get close to 80 on Wednesday, if we see some sun. We’ll struggle to reach 75 on Thursday under a mostly cloudy sky. There’s a good chance of rain both Wednesday and Thursday. Lows will fall into the lower 60s at night.
As a storm system moves north of Alabama on Friday and Saturday, a cold front will move into the area from the north. We can expect a good soaking ahead of the front, with storm totals over 2 inches in many areas. There could be some isolated flooding issues, but I don’t expect a major flooding event. We’ll keep an eye on it. Highs will cool into the lower 70s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Expect lows in the upper 40s Saturday night and Sunday night.
If you have plans to Talladega over the weekend, expect rain Saturday morning and into the afternoon hours. Model data is still iffy on the time-frame at this time, so we’ll continue to fine-tune the forecast. At this time, Sunday looks like a dry day for the main race. Temperatures will reach the lower 70s in Talladega over the weekend.
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