Showers Possible Ahead… Warm Temps! Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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A Happy Halloween to you! Our Tuesday started off rather cool this morning, but with ample sunshine today and light to calm winds, temperatures quickly warmed into the lower 70s this afternoon. A weak surface front has stalled along HWY 80 and will retreat northward tonight. Moisture will increase overnight, and clouds will rapidly spread in from the west. Expect a low in the lower 50s overnight. There are no issues from the weather perspective this evening for the Trick or Treaters!

Wednesday will feature a mainly cloudy day, with a chance of scattered showers, especially northwest of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Expect a high in the upper 60s to near 70 on Wednesday.

Temperatures will continue to warm a bit by Thursday and Friday, with afternoon highs expected to reach the upper 70s. Look for a mostly cloudy sky both days, with a risk of a few scattered showers. We’ll approach 80 in many spots on Saturday, with a small chance of a shower or two.

By Sunday and Monday, sunshine returns in full force, with highs approaching 80 degrees…

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Nice for Now… Showers By Mid to Late Week… Monday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has started off cold this morning, with many of you waking up to a light and patchy frost at daybreak. Temperatures managed to reach the lower 70s this afternoon under a sunny sky and dry airmass. Temperatures tonight will fall quickly after sunset, but there is no risk of a frost or freeze.

Tuesday will include a mostly sunny sky, but a weak surface front moving in from the north will drop temperatures a little, especially for areas north of I-20. A light north breeze will be felt, with a high near 70 for areas along and south of I-20 and middle to upper 60s north of I-20. If you have plans trick or treating Tuesday night for Halloween, expect a mostly clear sky, with temperatures falling into the lower to middle 60s shortly after sunset.

Clouds increase as moisture and warmer air advects in from the south on Wednesday. Expect a fair chance of scattered showers or some light rain on Wednesday, as a weak upper level disturbance taps into the moisture. Highs will struggle to reach 70, due to clouds and some light rain at times.

Warm air really takes over on Thursday through the weekend, with temperatures well above average. Highs will reach the upper 70s Thursday through Saturday, under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. A few passing showers will be possible each day, but I do not expect an all day rain event.

By Sunday and Monday, sunshine returns in full force, with highs approaching 80 degrees…

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Warmer Weather Returns with Rain Chances… – 9 PM Sunday Forecast Update#alwx @wvua23

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After a period of cooler weather the pattern will finally flip back the other way as warmer days are ahead. Monday and Tuesday will feature very nice afternoons with highs near 70 degrees after chilly mornings. By Wednesday, Alabama will be on the warm side of a surface front that will essentially sit just to the west for the remainder of the week. The result will be several waves of showers and a few thunderstorms Wednesday through Saturday. At this point, it doesn’t look like a wash out, but many locations in the northwest half of Alabama will see some rain later this week.

Temperatures will continue warming throughout the week as moisture values increase. The air will feel fairly muggy by Thursday, and temperatures will be flirting with 80 by the end of next weekend.

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James Bryant

Cool Sunday and Start for Work Week. Saturday Forecast Update, 7:05pm. #wxal @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast2 - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Saturday evening! Rain has exited central Alabama and portions of east Alabama now just deal with a fair amount of clouds hanging behind. West Alabama started clearing early this morning once the rain moved out. A frost advisory has been issued for far western Alabama this evening in preparation for the very chilly evening we will have. Some across the state will see patchy frost, so go ahead and cover/relocate any delicate plants you may have. The advisory includes the counties: Winston, Marion, Lamar, Walker, Fayette, Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Greene, and Sumter counties. Lows will range between the mid to low 30’s, depending on elevation, urban and rural conditions, and how far north or south you live. Skies will remain clear.

Tomorrow, Sunday, closes off the weekend with another day of very cool weather, as highs remain locked in the 50’s. Skies will remain clear so plan on plenty of sun. Winds should be steady between 10-15 mph from the north/northwest. Tomorrow night will bring another chance for patchy frost with lows returning to what we will experience tonight.

Heading into next work week, we start dry as a high pressure ridge develops on the east coast. That will allow for a gradual warming trend over the first half of the week.

Tuesday for Halloween, we finally see most of central Alabama returning to the 70’s. That evening, we start to see a few clouds filter in, but skies remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy. 6 pm we see temperatures around the mid 60’s. 7 and 8 pm, temperatures will be cool in the 50’s for most. It won’t be until after midnight that we start to see temperatures drop below 50 degrees.

Eventually, the ridge will settle in a position that will pull warm, humid air from our south southwest (gotta love the Gulf of Mexico). Wednesday, a series of shortwaves from a weak system start trying to break down the ridge and will provide lift to interact with the warm, humid air. That will produce isolated showers Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and even into Saturday. No worries though, highs top off in the mid 70’s for most across central Alabama, so we shouldn’t have to worry about any seeing highs in the 80’s. Models for now show a decent trough arriving the following work week that will bring our next shot of cool air to keep our Fall weather in place.

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Rain Tonight… Cold Weekend. Mild Next Week… Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! At 4:30pm, a large area of rain is developing over central and western Mississippi and is approaching west Alabama. Rain will become widespread over west Alabama between 7pm and 10pm, with most local high school football games being impacted to the west of I-65. Areas east of Birmingham and Clanton, or to the east of I-65, rain will begin there close to midnight, so local games may be ok in east Alabama. Rain amounts will range between 1/2 an inch south of I-20 to near 1″ along and to the north of I-20. Severe weather is not expected with this event.

Showers will move out early Saturday morning, with the entire afternoon being dry. Much colder air will move in on Saturday, with a high in the lower 50s! Temperatures Saturday night will dip into the middle 30s, but a light northwest breeze should prevent a frost from developing. Look for plenty of sunshine on Sunday, but temperatures remain chilly. Look for a high in the upper 50s under a sunny sky. Temperatures Sunday night will dip into the middle 30s, and there could be some patchy frost across the area. A light freeze is possible for the cooler valleys northeast of Birmingham.

We’ll modify quickly next week, with temperatures in the upper 60s on Monday afternoon, followed by lower 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Clouds will increase late in the week as moisture increases. A few showers may even become possible…

In the tropics, we’re watching a low develop in the northern Caribbean. That feature could become a tropical storm over the next 12 to 24 hours, but local impacts will not occur. This could help to bring big rains to the eastern US this weekend into early next week.

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Rain Friday EVE/Night… Chilly Weekend… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out very nice this afternoon under a sunny sky. At 4pm temperatures were generally in the low 70s across the area, with low humidity. It will not be as cool tonight, with an expected low around 50 degrees.

Friday, a deep upper air trough will dig across the central US, sending a cold front towards Alabama. Showers and a few storms will develop near the front and will bring a good soaking rain to our area. On average, rain amounts of 1″ are expected, but flooding and severe weather is unlikely. Showers could develop as early as 3pm on Friday, then increase in coverage through the evening. Some high school football games could get rained on.

Showers will move out early Saturday morning, with the entire afternoon being dry. Much colder air will move in on Saturday, with a high in the lower 50s! Temperatures Saturday night will dip into the middle 30s, but a light northwest breeze should prevent a frost from developing. Look for plenty of sunshine on Sunday, but temperatures remain chilly. Look for a high in the upper 50s under a sunny sky. Temperatures Sunday night will dip into the middle 30s, and there could be some patchy frost across the area. A light freeze is possible for the cooler valleys northeast of Birmingham.

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Warmer on Thursday… Cold Weekend! Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! After a cold start to the day, temperatures remained chilly despite the dose of sunshine. A deep upper air trough over the eastern US will be quickly moving out over the next day or so, which will allow for a warming trend. Thursday and Friday will feature highs warming into the middle 70s.

A cold front will gradually approach Alabama Friday night and early Saturday, bringing a good chance of showers and a few storms beginning Friday evening and ending by noon on Saturday. Rain amounts will vary from near 1″ northwest of Tuscaloosa to under 1/2 an inch south of Greensboro and Clanton.

It will be much colder over the weekend, with highs only in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday! Lows will dip well down into the 30s Saturday night and Sunday night. With a light breeze Saturday night, frost is not expected, but we’ll need to watch Sunday night carefully. If winds go calm, frost could be rather widespread for areas near and north of I-20…

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Chilly Tonight… Rain Friday Night… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out pretty cool despite a mainly sunny day. As the upper air trough really digs across the eastern US, a deck of patchy cumulus clouds has developed near and north of I-20 due to really cold temperatures above the surface. At ground level, most areas are sitting in the middle to upper 60s. Expect a chilly night tonight, with a low in the upper 30s north of I-20 and low 40s south of I-20.

Wednesday will feature a sunny sky and cool day, with a high in the lower 60s. Skies will remain sunny through Thursday, and we’ll feel a modifying trend by Thursday afternoon as the trough moves eastward. Highs will top out in the middle 70s for some areas. Friday, we’ll notice a warmer afternoon, with temperatures well into the middle 70s or perhaps upper 70s. Clouds increase late in the day and a line of rain and storms will impact the area Friday night into early Saturday. Rain amounts will vary from nearly 1″ along and northwest of I-59 to less than 1/2 an inch south of HWY 80. Rain should move out pretty quick Saturday morning, but given this is several days out, some timing could change on this.

It will be much colder over the weekend, with highs only in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday! Lows will dip well down into the 30s Saturday night and Sunday night. With a light breeze both nights, that should prevent a major frost issue, but we’ll watch carefully…

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Cool Temps Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! As a upper level low moves across Alabama today, it feels much cooler. The rain mass we had yesterday and lastnight is well to our east, as the best uplift quickly pushed east, faster than we expected a few days ago. This allowed dry conditions to move in during the very early morning hours today, but wrap around clouds and some occasional drizzle really gave a cool feel to the air. As of 4pm, most areas are reporting temperatures in the 60s! Look for a clearing sky tonight, with a low in the upper 40s.

A secondary cold front will move through Tuesday morning, allowing for a gusty northwest breeze to kick up. Look for a high in the upper 60s, under a mostly sunny sky. Temperatures will dip into the upper 30s Wednesday morning, with some areas reaching the mid 30s northeast of Birmingham. Highs on Wednesday will struggle to reach the lower 60s.

We’ll notice warmer air arriving on Thursday, with a high in the low 70s. We will start off Thursday chilly, with sunrise temperatures in the lower 40s.

Another cold front will approach Alabama late Friday night or early Saturday morning. We may see a thin band of showers with this front, but heavy rain is not expected. Temperatures will be much cooler on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the 50s! Lows will dip into the upper 30s Sunday morning.

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Clearing Monday, Fall Weather Settles in for the Week Ahead… Sunday Forecast Update @wvua23 #alwx

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The area of rain will move east of Alabama by Monday afternoon and the clearing will begin. Monday will start humid, but direr air will filter into Alabama throughout the day. Tuesday through Friday looks very nice for being outdoors as temperatures will range from the 60s to 70s with mostly sunny skies. Jackets will be needed each morning as temperatures dip into the 40s.

By next weekend another cold front will approach from the west, and while rain will not be as widespread with this one, temperatures will take another big drop as we head into Sunday.

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James Bryant