Warm Work Week Start; Cooler Finish…Sunday Evening Update 6:45pm.

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Good Sunday evening! It started off pretty gloomy for many across central Alabama with a mix of sun and clouds in the morning, along with a few isolated showers. That rain is much appreciated for drought conditions; unfortunately, rain totals were almost immeasurable from the showers since they were so light. After lunch time, skies quickly started to clear and most wrapped up the weekend with clear skies and very warm temperatures in the low to upper 80’s; highs depended on how soon cloud cover broke down in different portions of the state. Tonight, skies will continue to remain clear with an awesome Harvest Moon for those heading out. Lows will range in the mid 50’s to mid 60’s.

Tomorrow starts off the work week with highs feeling very toasty! Many will see mid to upper 80’s, making for very unseasonably warm temperatures. Those warmer highs Monday will only climb for Tuesday and Wednesday as upper level ridging and zonal flow allow for sunny skies and dry conditions to really “spice” things up mid week.

Thursday, the forecast finally makes some significant changes. Models are starting to come into better agreement with an approaching front that will be coming from the west late in the work week. During the day Thursday, clouds will gradually build ahead of an incoming front that will bring showers overnight Thursday, into Friday morning. Once the rain stops, significantly cooler air will follow behind the system Friday afternoon, along with likely breezy conditions. By Saturday, cooler, dry air will have settled into the state, hence the removal of rain chances from yesterday. We could still see a cooler high for Friday; highs that day will depend on how soon the front pushes through the state, and whether you live on the eastern or western side of the state since the front will be passing from west to east.

Next weekend looks much cooler with dry air settled in from the end of the work week. It looks like fall will finally make its comeback, just in time for the Alabama, Texas A&M game.

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Other than Hurricane Nicole in the Atlantic right now moving into the far northern Atlantic where it will soon start to dissipate and dissolve by mid-week, we are watching a new cluster of showers and storms that are developing in the Bahamas. Conditions do not look very favorable for the system to develop into a tropical system, but after the year we’ve had with the tropics, its better safe than sorry. As of now, development looks very limited and current projections show the system moving east of the Bahamas, into the Atlantic. We will continue to monitor conditions, along with the National Hurricane Center.

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Reggie Roakes

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