SUNDAY UPDATE:  The Week Ahead – Record Warmth

Good morning!  We had a record tying high of 80° yesterday.  Today will be a few degrees cooler.  But, the week ahead will be simply amazing, with record high temperatures just about every day, as temperatures soar into the 80’s.  Meanwhile, frontal systems will “tease” the area from time to time.  That will keep at least some mention of showers in the forecast each day.

TODAY:   Clouds will dominate most of the day.   It will be a few degrees cooler than yesterday.  The front which brought the showers overnight, is stalled across south Alabama for now.  Today’s high will be around 71°.  Rain chances will be very small, but not zero.  Tonight’s low 59°.  Not as windy today with NE wind 6-12 mph.  The front moves northward by tomorrow and the warmer air returns.

FUTURE RADAR shows showers will be very spotty in nature.  Just widely scattered showers in spots.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   The big news is the incredible warmth.  Highs will soar to 80 or above each day, and several records will be tied or broken.  There will be at least a mention of showers in the forecast  each day.  But, rainfall amounts will be relatively small.  The best chance of showers & thunderstorms will be Wednesday and Thursday.

Rainfall amounts will be relatively small across central and southeast Alabama.  The heavier amounts will stay across the northern copunties.

MONSTER HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE:    This is something rarely seen in February.  A massive and stubborn ridge of high pressure, in the upper atmosphere, anchored off the southeast coast will be the culprit which will funnel record breaking warm temperatures through much of the nation this week. Meanwhile, this high will divert major storm systems away, and the cold air in the northwest and western states will be held at bay.

RECORD BREAKING WEEK:  We may reach 80° or above every day this week, Monday through Friday.  Almost daily, a record high could be tied or broken.  This is extremely rare to see so many potential records for this many days.

I will have a complete video update first thing tomorrow morning at 4:45AM, as we continue to look ahead at this record breaking week.   We’ll take a peek way into the future for signs of Winter’s return.  Have a great Sunday!

-Rich