September 30, 2013 Leave a comment
Good Monday afternoon! We’ve had a little rain across parts of Alabama this morning, but the rain has faded away this afternoon. I don’t expect any additional rain chances through Wednesday, as a surface high pressure creeps into the area. With a wet ground, a fairly moist airmass and calm winds over Alabama, there’s a good chance we’ll have some fog late tonight and early Tuesday morning. At this point, it looks like foggy conditions will be patchy and not widespread. Temperatures are cooler this evening, due to some clouds and rain today, so expect a very pleasant evening. We’ll fall into the upper 60s after 8pm and lower 60s after midnight tonight. Skies will gradually become mostly clear overnight.
We’ll be stuck between a surface high and a plum of tropical moisture for much of the week. It sure looks like the high pressure will win the battle and keep our area mostly dry through Friday, but a lone shower or two will become possible any day this week. Also, expect a mixture of clouds and sun. Lows at night will fall into the lower or middle 60s each night this week, with daytime highs in the lower to middle 80s.
A strong storm system will develop across the Plains this weekend and send a cold front through Alabama late in the weekend. We can expect a good chance of showers and storms ahead of the front sometime late Saturday or early Sunday. Some timing changes are possible, so if you have an outdoor event planned this weekend, keep an eye on the forecast. At this point, I don’t expect severe weather with this system, but we’ll keep an eye on it…
Out in the tropics… We’ve got a new tropical storm in the central Atlantic. Jerry formed officially at 11am this morning, with winds of 40mph. This system is moving east and will not impact the US… There’s another system in the Caribbean we’re watching, but it’s unlikely that it becomes anything other than a rain maker. At most, it could become a weak tropical storm, but we have a little time to watch it.
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