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Important Changes This Week – 1st of Two Cold Front Approaches – Few Strong Storms? – MONDAY VIDEO

Good morning!   Interesting week of weather ahead.  First of two cold fronts approaches.  Could be a round of strong storms by this evening and tonight.  We’ll see two stages of cooler air.  Stage one arrives by Tuesday evening.  Then, after brief warming on Thursday, get ready for a significant dose of much cooler, nice Fall Air by Thursday night, Friday and into the Weekend.  Could we even see some upper 40’s?  And, wait until you see the next weekend forecast.  It’s worth watching today’s video for the details and the timing. 

SPC says some of the storms could reach severe limits today and well into this evening. Damaging wind gsts are the main threat.

Here’s a Future Radar snapshot from early this evening.

Cold frontal passage #1 Tuesday afternoon. Nicer air Tuesday night into Wednesday.

So, it cools down briefly Wednesday, warms up Thursday, before the second cold front delivers some spectacular air Thursday night. Coolest morning, apparently will be Saturday morning. NICE stuff.

Look at some of these potential low temperatures by Dawn on Saturday AM. GREAT!

SUNDAY UPDATE: Important Changes Soon – 2 Cold Fronts This Week – Coolest Air Since Spring

  Good morning!  A disturbance riding along the Gulf Coast will bring a chance of showers to central and south Alabama today.  By far the best rain chances will be closer to the coast. 

    But, there’s much bigger news as we look at the week ahead.  An important change.  Two cold fronts will sweep through the state.  The first will deliver a round of showers and storms Monday night/Tuesday.  The second, reinforcing front will deliver the coolest air since last Spring.  Could we see a morning low in the upper 40’s by late week? 

   Take a look at this graphic.  Important weather change this week?  You tell me….

TODAY:  Showers and storms are a good bet in south Alabama and closer to the coast.  Here in central Alabama, especially from I-85 southward, we could see a few spotty showers.  It’s possible.  Very warm for the end of September.  Mid 80’s.  Isolated showers possible tonight.  Low 71.  Muggy.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Important changes.  Showers and storms sweep across the state Monday night through mid-day Tuesday.  The FIRST stage of cooler air follows Tuesday night & Wednesday. The second reinforcing Cold Front arrives by Thursday.  It’ll be a dry front.  Some really nice Fall Air follows the second front.  The numbers below speak for themselves. 

Take a look at the low by Saturday morning.

THE TROPICS:   There’s one lonely X on the map in the far eastern Atlantic.  Do we care?   NO.

I’ll have a complete video Monday morning. There may be additional updates today as needed.  Stay safe and well. Enjoy your Sunday.

–Rich

SATURDAY UPDATE: Scattered Showers Sunday – Two Cold Fronts in The Week Ahead

Good morning!  Relatively quiet, routine weather is on the menu today.  Good weather for  Football in our state!   Scattered showers return Sunday as a little disturbance slides along the Gulf Coast.

    The big news in the week ahead involves two cold fronts.  The first one will deliver a round of showers and thunderstorms, followed by somewhat cooler air.  A Late week secondary front will deliver the coolest air of the Fall season so far.  I’ll tease you with some really nice numbers below.

TODAY:   Gradually we’ll work into a sun/cloud mix.  Dry today.  High 84.   Partly cloudy tonight.  Low 64.

SUNDAY:  A little disturbance sliding along the Gulf Coast will bring scattered showers back to the forecast by Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Two cold fronts this week.  The first cold front will deliver showers and thunderstorms Monday night into Tuesday.  Then, it turns slightly cooler.  It will warm-up briefly before the second re-inforcing cold front late week.

LATE NEXT WEEK :   So, the second cold front arrives sometime Thursday.  The NICEST air with the coolest nights will really start to show up toward Friday and Saturday.  Coolest of the season so far.  Look at the low on Friday and Saturday morning at Dawn. That should set the stage for some really nice football weather the following weekend.


TROPICS:  It’s SO nice to show you that there is NOTHING in the tropics in the next five days.  BUT, we’re not done.  There will be more trouble in October. 

SEC FOOTBALL:  Bama  is out of town in Columbia, MO.  So, the biggest game in our state today will be in Auburn.  There will only be about 17,000 fans, though.  Nice Day…75° at the 11AM kickoff.  Clear skies in Columbia, MO. This evening, with 83° at 6:00pm Kick-off time for Bama.  Welcome Back SEC Football!  Meanwhile Troy is also on National TV tonight out west at BYU.

–I hope you have a great Football weekend! Stay safe and well. I’ll have another Blog update early tomorrow morning.

–Rich

FRIDAY Video: Weekend Improvement – Cold Front Arrives Next Week

 Good Morning!   The Remnants of Beta will depart Alabama today.  Look for slow improvement today, and we pretty nice weekend ahead of us.  For a change, there are no tropical systems to worry about, at the moment.  Looks like an important cool front will enter the state early next week and deliver a batch some really nice air for much of next week.  On this video, I’ll fill in the details.   

As Beta Exits….our weather will improve.

Clouds early five way to sun. Could be a stray shower later.

Important cold front arrives early next week.

Much cooler, nice air will follow the front.

Nice Fall Air Ahead. Don’t take these numbers literally. This is just raw model output.

For a change, the Tropics are quiet….for now…

THURSDAY Video: Beta’s Remnants Will Bring Tropical Downpours – Few Strong Storms

   Good Morning!   Last week it was Sally.  Today another tropical system will have a big impact on our Weather.  The remnants of Beta will track from Mississippi northeast through Alabama.  Tropical rain bands will affect the state.  There will be occasional tropical downpours.  We certainly rule out a few spin up tornadoes.  By tomorrow, though, Beta’s rains will move out of the state.  What about the weekend?   I have adjusted the rain chances.  And, hang on!   Looks like a significant cold front will deliver much cooler air by the middle of next week. An important cold front.  

Because we are on Beta’s easts side, a few tropical tornadoes are possible.

Beta’s Tropical “tentacles” or rain bands will effect the state today with Tropical Downpours at times.

After Beta moves out of the way…should be a decent weekend. More showers & storms Monday night into Tuesday as an important cold front approaches.

Strong Cold Front early in the week. Much cooler by mid to late week.

This is just raw model data so you never take the numbers latterly. We’re just looking a trends here…. We like what we see for mid to late week.