Rain & Cooler Air Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! It was a very warm final day of November, with temperatures reaching the middle 70s in most locations, as we continue south of the frontal boundary. Very moist air is pooling up across our area, and that will serve as fuel for occasional rain tonight through Wednesday. The highest coverage of showers today has continued across northwest Alabama, close to the stationary front. As the front slowly drifts southeast, showers will increase across the rest of central Alabama late tonight and on Tuesday. Temperatures will remain mild tonight, with most areas in the middle 60s all night. While fog isn’t expected to become widespread, I wouldn’t be shocked if some areas deal with fog late tonight.

Uplift from the front and advancing upper air trough will spread a batch of occasional rain or showers over our area on Tuesday. Rain rates will be light to moderate, as uplift will remain weak. Expect a cloudy sky on Tuesday and Wednesday. A small disturbance will develop in the base of the trough and move across Alabama Tuesday night into Wednesday, enhancing the coverage of rain a bit. Most areas will pick up 1″ of rain between tonight and what falls on Tuesday and Wednesday. There could be some higher amounts approaching 2″, especially in northeast Alabama. Temperatures will gradually fall from northwest to southeast tomorrow afternoon and evening, as the cooler air slowly takes over. Our area will remain in the 50s all day on Wednesday, with occasional rain. Rain will end from northwest to southeast during the afternoon hours on Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday will feature cooler days, with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the middle to upper 30s. Skies will remain sunny on Thursday morning and Friday morning. We’ll warm back into the lower 60s on Saturday and Sunday, which is close to normal for this time of the year. Clouds will increase Sunday night, with the risk of some showers on Monday of next week.

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Sporadic Showers Monday… Sunday Forecast Update — 7:10pm

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The weather today has been very unusual for late November with above average temperatures. Normally we should be seeing highs in the mid to lower 60’s, instead, of a high of 74° is what Tuscaloosa experienced today. Counties in north Alabama saw much more precipitation and cooler temperatures since the cold front was able to make it there, but central Alabama has remained fairly dry, a few misty showers, and warm as the front is beginning to stall. Tonight we continue to see those light misty showers, along with another mild low for tonight in the low 60’s. Tomorrow, the warm weather continues since the front will remain stalled to the west. Chances for showers will continue, but rain totals will still be at a minimum.

Tuesday, the stalled front finally reorganizes itself and will start to approach central Alabama, bringing with it the greatest chance of rain: along with the rain coming, cooler temperatures will tag along to finally drop temperatures back to a normal, by then, early December high. The front takes a little time to finishing passing so rain fall will continue into the day Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon we will start to see rain taper off and clouds begin to move off with the rain. Cooler air pours into the state on Thursday and the sunshine starts to break through the clouds. Finally, by Friday, we have clear skies returning just in time for the weekend.

Next weekend looks to be the complete opposite of this past weekend with cool temperatures and a mainly clear sky. Clouds do slowly build later on in the weekend as we start to see a new system begin to develop and bring our next chance of rain the following week.

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Rain Showers are On the Way… Saturday Forecast Update — 6:40pm

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Another warm day across Central Alabama as sunshine mixed with a few clouds, before more cloud cover filled in as the sun set. Tonight, expect a mostly cloudy sky as temperatures only drop into the upper 50’s.

Rain showers slowly slide into the area on Sunday, these showers will drop south throughout the day; however, only slight chances for rain for the southern portion of Central Alabama. This disparity between rain and no rain tomorrow will leading to a bigger than normal spread in the temperatures. For areas north of I-20, temperatures will be in the upper 60’s, near 70°; whereas south of the interstate, temperatures will be similar to what we saw today, with highs returning to the low and mid 70’s.

The rain showers sporadically continue for us as we go through the night and into the day on Monday. The low pressure and cold front that are creating these showers will slowly trek north and east, bringing the cooler air into Alabama on Wednesday. Until then, expect off and on rain showers Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; although there are currently no foreseeable issues with flooding over the next 4-5 days. Afternoon temperatures will slowly drop each day through the 60’s, and by Thursday when the sunshine returns, temperatures will be much cooler with highs in the mid and upper 50’s.

Friday and into the first half of next weekend looks dry, but there appear to be some more storms gathering out in the Texas panhandle for next weekend. We’ll keep an eye on things and keep you updated!

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Warm Weekend Ahead… Friday Forecast Update — 3:45pm

 

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Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving! Black Friday has been a very warm and pleasant day with a southerly breeze to accompany the unseasonably warm weather we’ve got this weekend in Alabama.

Tonight, a mix of stars and clouds as temperatures remain very mild, only cooling into the mid 50’s. Saturday will be another warm day, with temperatures back into the mid 70’s by afternoon although winds will be lighter, creating ideal football conditions for the Iron Bowl down on the Plains. Kickoff will be at 2:30, temperatures will be in the mid 70’s then, only cooling into the mid 60’s by the end of the game. A partly cloudy sky above will remain dry throughout the day across Central Alabama with any rain showers being to the north and west of the area.

Clouds thicken overnight Saturday night, and we will only cool into the mid and upper 50’s ahead of a rather lackadaisical cold front. The front will slowly drift southward Sunday night into Monday, bringing a chance for a few showers for areas north of I-20 Sunday evening. Ahead of the front, temperatures will remain warm, and we will stay on the warm side through Monday afternoon. Expect temperatures to be near 70° to start the week, but as the rain inches closer, temperatures will slowly cool into the 60’s.

The middle part of the week will feature off/on showers as the cold front weakly slides across the state. Rain showers continue through Wednesday before tapering off early Thursday. Once the sunshine returns beginning Thursday afternoon, cooler air settles into place, bringing seasonable weather back to the South. High temperatures will be in the upper 50’s and lower 60’s with plenty of sunshine.

Tropics are calm as we close out the season next week.

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Warm Days Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 3:45pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! It has turned out to be a mild afternoon across Alabama, with a good supply of sunshine. Temperatures have warmed into the upper 70s across most of central Alabama, with a few low 70s mixed in across west and south Alabama. Temperatures will only drop into the upper 40s tonight, so conditions will feel a bit warmer than recent nights.

Slight upper level ridging will take over for the rest of the week and to start the weekend, which will allow temperatures to remain mild during the day and not as cool at night. As moisture levels increase, overnight temperatures will also increase. Expect a mix of partly cloudy to partly sunny sky on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, with a high near 70. I don’t expect any rain chances on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Saturday and Sunday will continue to feature mild temperatures, with highs in the low 70s. A few showers will become possible on Sunday, but mainly across north Alabama.

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Expect a partly sunny sky on Thanksgiving day, with highs approaching 70 degrees. There’s no risk of rain on Thursday. It may get rather breezy at times on Thursday, due to a strong surface high to our northeast. East Alabama will remain in the 60s for highs, with mostly cloudy skies, due to a cool air wedge.

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Alabama takes on Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday in Auburn. Kickoff is at 2:30pm. Conditions should remain dry for the game, with temperatures near 70 at kickoff. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy during the game. Temperatures will drop into the lower 60s at the end of the game.

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Nice Thanksgiving Day Ahead… Clouds Increase… Rather Mild Days… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! After a sub-freezing start to the day, conditions feel much better this afternoon, with temperatures reaching the lower 60s. High level clouds have moved in this afternoon, so some sunlight is filtered, but I expect an awesome sunset before the 5pm hour. Temperatures won’t get as cold tonight; in-fact, I don’t expect another frost or freeze at night for atleast the next 7 days. Expect lows in the upper 30s to near 40 tonight, with warmer temperatures for the rest of the week and weekend.

As the upper air trough moves out and our pattern favors a warming trend, we’ll reach the upper 60s for highs on Wednesday and approach 70 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Lows at night will modify into the upper 40s Wednesday night, then middle 50s Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. As moisture increases across the area, expect a partly to mostly cloudy sky at times for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Rain chances will remain extremely small through Saturday, then a few passing showers will become possible on Sunday and Monday.

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Expect a partly sunny sky on Thanksgiving day, with highs approaching 70 degrees. There’s no risk of rain on Thursday. It may get rather breezy at times on Thursday, due to a strong surface high to our northeast. East Alabama will remain in the 60s for highs, with mostly cloudy skies, due to a cool air wedge.

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Alabama takes on Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday in Auburn. Kickoff is at 2:30pm. Conditions should remain dry for the game, with temperatures near 70 at kickoff. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy during the game. Temperatures will drop into the lower 60s at the end of the game.

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Slow Warming Trend… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! After a very cold start to the day, temperatures have warmed into the middle 50s this afternoon. Afternoon temperatures are about 8 to 12 degrees below average for this time of the year. Lows this morning ranged from 21 in Cullman to 26 in Tuscaloosa to 27 in Birmingham. Expect another cold night tonight, with temperatures generally near freezing. Some of the colder spots may reach the upper 20s tonight to the north of I-20. Expect a frost overnight, as winds remain calm and skies remain clear.

The modifying trend will begin on Tuesday, with a good dose of sunshine and warmer temperatures. We can expect highs in the lower 60s on Tuesday. Upper 30s to near 40 for lows Tuesday night, with no risk of widespread frost. Some of the colder spots could get a touch of light frost in northeast Alabama, but most areas will be too warm. Moisture levels will start to increase on Wednesday and Thanksgiving. I don’t expect rain, but you will notice a few clouds passing by on Wednesday, then becoming partly sunny on Thanksgiving. Highs will approach 70 on Thursday, so conditions will feel nice.

A weakening front will stall to the northwest of Alabama on Friday, with a few showers becoming possible northwest of I-59. Most areas should remain dry on Friday, with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. Showers will become more likely on Saturday, but I don’t expect an all day rain at this time. The higher rain chances will arrive Sunday and Monday. Expect a mostly cloudy weekend, as we’ll remain under a southwest flow aloft. Uplift and moisture available should keep skies mainly cloudy.

Alabama takes on Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday in Auburn. Kickoff is at 2:30pm. Conditions should remain dry for the game, with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 at kickoff. Skies will remain mostly cloudy during the game. Since this is several days out, keep checking back with us for updates.

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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