Nice Fall Weather Ahead… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23
November 10, 2016 Leave a comment
Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather remains dry across the state, and the latest drought monitor reflects the drought conditions. Exceptional Drought (maroon color) covers a large portion of central and east Alabama and a small portion of west Alabama. Much of west Alabama and portions of central and east Alabama not covered in the Exceptional Drought are in Extreme Drought conditions (red color). These drought classifications are only issued in the most significant droughts. Tuscaloosa and Anniston are reporting rainfall deficits over 1 foot for the year. It has been 54 days since rain was reported at the Tuscaloosa airport and 53 days since rain was reported at the Birmingham airport. This is officially the longest dry stretch for those cities and much of central Alabama in recorded history.
The forecast for the next 7 days remain dry, as we will be under the influence of a dry airmass and strong surface high pressure.
Expect a chilly start to Friday morning, with most spots in the upper 30s. Some of the typical colder spots could have a light frost to the north of I-20 Friday morning. Expect a perfect afternoon for Veterans Day, with a high in the low 70s. A weak cold front will move through Friday night, dropping highs to the 70 degree mark over the weekend, under a mostly sunny sky.
A weak upper air disturbance will bring enough moisture for a few extra clouds on Monday and Tuesday. Highs will top out in the low 70s, with lows in the middle to upper 40s. Overall, forecast temperatures for the next 7 days are very typical for November…
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist