SUNDAY UPDATE:  Wet Day – Few Strong Storms – The Week Ahead

Our wet weekend continues today.  We have a frontal system “parked” just to the northwest or us today.  That front will moves southward through the state today, with widespread rain and storms.  Some of the thunderstorms could be severe, according to the Storm Prediction Center.  But, apparently, spring-like weather is locked in for the week ahead, and beyond.  Here’s a look at the weather maps at Noon and Midnight, showing the frontal movement.

TODAY – MARGINAL SEVERE WEATHER RISK:  Much of central and south Alabama is under a severe weather risk again today.  The main risk is damaging wind gusts, but a spin up tornado or two can’t be ruled out.  Yesterday Washington county  had some downed trees from, apparently, a small tornado.  Be weather aware our Weather App will automatically alert you to any watches or warnings for your location.

Future Radar will give you a good feel for how the coverage & movement on the rain and storms.  I have snapshots from  11AM, 2 and 5PM.  Notice the heavier nature of the storms across the south.  Today’s expected high will be 71.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Where did Winter go?  The Spring-like weather continues for the next few days.  The best chance of rain is today, but there will be at least a small chance each day through Thursday.

 

HOW MUCH RAIN?:  Everybody will get some rain today.  But the future potential rainfall totals will range from about .6 near Lake Martin to 1-2”+ across the southeast counties.

Storm Total Rainfall estimates show how much has fallen this weekend, from less than an inch in Montgomery, to 3-4+ across the southeast counties.   Again…this is what we have had so far, based on Doppler radar estimates.

 

WHERE’S THE ARCTIC AIR?:  Here’s a peek at the Global Models  (GFS and EURO)   So far, no signs of arctic air through the next 15-16 days.  The Arctic Flood Gates are closed for now.  Highs will be mostly in the 60’s and 70’s.

I’ll continue to keep you updated from the road.  Thanks for all your nice messages, as I continue to take care of my brother’s affairs, who passed away this week. I plan to get you a video tomorrow morning.   I’m on Pacific Time, in Washington state, located about 44 miles south of Vancouver, Canada.  I probably could get you a video before 8AM Monday morning.  I’ll be watching radar carefully today, too.  Have a nice Sunday.  Stay weather Aware.

-Rich