Dreary Start to Week.. Sunday Forecast Update — 7:30p.m.


A warm Sunday with above average temperatures for the last weekend in February to make a nice end to the month. Temperatures today across the state were around 70°, making for a very pleasant day to get outside an enjoy the day. Tonight clouds will slowly start to increase and a few showers will be scattered in with them early Monday morning, helping make Monday a dreary start to the work week with some showers and mild temperatures. Temperatures tonight will struggle to drop very far thanks to increasing clouds acting as a buffer preventing heat to escape. After the brief, isolated showers pass Monday morning, some clearing will take place, allowing for temperatures to warm, back into the lower 70’s across central Alabama.

Monday night clearing will come to an end and cloud cover will rebuild ahead of a cold front arriving Tuesday night. During the day  Tuesday there will be ample moisture to provide some isolated showers during the day, but many areas will see some breaks in clouds, providing heating for temperatures to start poking at the mid 70’s. Late Tuesday clouds will thicken over as the cold front  arrives, bringing the potential for some storms and gusty winds Tuesday night. Currently the opportunity for severe weather has been dropped, but stay posted in case conditions change.

Wednesday some lingering rain stays in the forecast as the front finishes passing and Wednesday afternoon some clearing starts taking place. The fronts arrival will help bring a temporary cool down, bringing temperatures back down into the upper 50’s. Clearing Thursday is put on hold as a weak secondary front moves through the state, providing the opportunity for a few isolated showers during the day Thursday. By late Thursday clearing resumes and conditions clear out for Friday.

Next weekend conditions will remain clear for Saturday, and temperatures will be on the rise like this weekend; however, Sunday a weak system that will arrive the following week prepares to move into the state, providing some cloud cover to start developing

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Peter Crank
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