January 31, 2014 Leave a comment
Good Friday afternoon! I’m sure 99.9% of Alabama is happy about today’s weather. Skies remained sunny all day, with highs in the lower 60s. Temperatures will get chilly tonight, but not near as cold as recent nights. I expect most of west and central Alabama will fall into the middle 30s, but a few spots could make a run for the freezing mark. Look for skies to remain clear through this evening, with a 7pm temperature of 47 and 10pm temperature of 41.
Saturday will remain warmer than average, with a high in the lower 60s. We’ll notice more clouds than sun, due to an increase in moisture. A shower or two is possible, but I don’t expect a major rain event. Overall, the weekend forecast is looking fair, but have the rain gear handy. While there is a good chance of rain on Sunday, I really expect the best chance to occur near or after sunset. Morning or midday activities on Sunday should be mostly dry and mild. Highs on Sunday will reach the lower 60s. By the way, Sunday is Groundhog Day!
We’ll have some early morning rain on Monday, but most of Monday now looks dry, with some sun possible at times. Highs will cool into the upper 50s on Monday, with lows in the middle 40s Monday night.
Our next system to watch will come on Tuesday and Tuesday night. A strong storm system will pass just north of Alabama, and there are some severe weather ingredients present. Lets keep an eye on this one. That being said, instability will be lacking, so I don’t expect major issues at this time. Right now, we’re looking at the chance of isolated strong to severe storms, with damaging winds the main risk… That’s mainly late Tuesday and Tuesday night…
Wednesday and Thursday will turn dry and much colder. Look for highs in the 40s both days, with lows dropping into the lower 30s to upper 20s.
At this point, I DO NOT expect any winter weather issues over the next 5 to 7 days.
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