September 30, 2014 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot today, with temperatures reaching the upper 80s in many locations. The good news is that dewpoints are lower today, so humidity isn’t much of a factor. As an upper level ridge continues to build over the area through Wednesday, some areas will reach 90 degrees during the afternoon on Wednesday, before cooling into the upper 60s Wednesday night. We will remain dry through Wednesday.
A deepening upper air trough and storm system to our west will send a cold front into the state early on Friday. Expect a few pop up afternoon storms on Thursday, but most areas will remain dry on Thursday. The risk of rain on Thursday is at 30%. As strong uplift and deep tropical moisture move into Alabama on Friday, expect a round of showers and storms to pass through the state. Some storms could grow strong to severe, but widespread severe weather isn’t expected at this time. The main risk with the strongest storms would be strong strait line winds or large hail. Understand, the risk of severe weather for any one spot is low. As the cold front passes through Alabama on Friday, storms will exit the area during the afternoon hours. Rain totals will vary from a half inch in some areas to 1 inch in other areas. Unfortunately, some spots may miss the rain during this event… There’s a fair chance most stadiums will be rain free Friday night, but any slow down in the progression of the front may cause some issues. If you are going to a local high school football game, keep checking back in for any forecast changes.
The coolest air so far this season will arrive on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the 70s on Saturday, with a good supply of sun. Lows will drop into the lower 50s or upper 40s Friday night and upper 40s Saturday night! Highs will rebound to near 80 on Sunday, with a good supply of sun.
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