SUNDAY UPDATE:  Another Big Chill – Sharply Cooler

Yesterday’s high was 81.  Today’s high may get out of the 50’s and some of us are headed for the 30’s tonight, on this last day of March.  The cold Front which brought showers to the area while you slept, is ushering in a big change. Parts of north Alabama are under a freeze warning.  We can expect a couple of cool days and some very chilly nights.  We’ll warm-up late week, ahead of a Friday storm system.  Here’s the map at 1PM today.  The cold front will have made down to the coast by then.

TODAY:   Risk of leftover showers, mainly this morning.  Breezy and cooler.  Our high may not make 60.  We’ll say 59.  That brisk north breeze will make it seem cooler. Partly cloudy, much colder tonight.  Low temperature by dawn Tuesday, upper 30’s.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Cool Monday.  Chilly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Late week warming.  Chance of showers Thursday.  Showers and storms Friday.

LATE WEEK STORM SYSTEM:  A frontal system approaches the state Thursday night into Friday.  We note that the storm prediction center has a severe weather risk out to the west of us daytime Friday.  There could be some stronger storms when the front arrives here.  We’ll monitor this system for a severe weather threat.

POLLEN FORECAST:  Very high range today and tomorrow.  A little lower Tuesday.

I’ll have a complete video update Monday morning.  We’ll focus in on the details

SATURDAY UPDATE:  Approaching Front Will Bring Big Changes

If you have outdoor plans today, it should be a great Spring day across central & south Alabama.  Shorts and teeshirts will be in fashion. The frontal system approaching the state, will bring in showers and thunderstorms overnight tonight, but for many of us, the showers threat will be greatest overnight tonight.  Expect a big change tomorrow.  It will be windy and sharply cooler, by at least 20 degrees.  Another period of cool days and chilly nights.

Here’s the Map set-up showing the front entering NW Alabama tonight, and reaching the coast in the morning.

TODAY:   There should be a good but of sunshine during the day, mixed in with some increasing high clouds.  Very warm.  Highs averaging 80 to 82.  Mostly cloudy tonight.  Showers and thunderstorms will move in late tonight.

Future Radar shows how the line of showers and storms becomes much less prominent as it moves southeastward in the overnight hours.  Don’t expect much rain, unfortunately.  No severe weather is expected in our part of the state.

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT NW COUNTIES: Across northwest Alabama, storms could become severe this evening and tonight, mainly along and northwest of I-59/I-20.  Damaging wind gusts and quarter size hail is possible, mainly from about 6PM to 11PM.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  It will turn sharply cooler behind the cold front.  Sunday will be windy and very cool with lower 60’s.  Nights will become quite chilly again.  Lower 40’s are expected Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  Highs in the 60’s  Another storm system will brush by, south of the state Monday evening/Tuesday with a small rain threat.  It will warm-up again late week.  Another rain threat returns by the end of the week and into the following weekend.

BEACH FORECAST:  Today will be cool but nice at the Beach.  After today, the Beach weather falls apart.  Windy and sharply cooler.  Showers threat tomorrow through mid-day Tuesday.

 

POLLEN FORECAST:  What can I tell you?  The news is still not good.

LOOKING AHEAD:  This is just RAW temperature guidance off the GFS model.  Besides showing the chilly mornings ahead this week. look what the GFS does to high temperatures starting NEXT weekend (April 6) through the following week.   Could we be done with these rude bouts of sharply cooler air.  Maybe.

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I’ll have another blog update on Sunday morning, early.  Enjoy the nearly perfect weekend forecast!

-Rich

Weekend Front Brings Changes – FRIDAY Video

Happy Friday!  Jacket weather this morning, but, our Spring warm-up continues today and tomorrow before another change.   I’ll fill you in on the approaching front that will bring showers & a few storm to the state. It looks like we have another big cool-down ahead for next week, with cool days and chilly nights.  Another storm system will brush by the area early in the week, too.  How cool will the nights get next week?  I’ll bring you up to speed on your Friday morning weather briefing.

Warming trend continues today & tomorrow.  Nice day!

 

Scattered Showers and thunderstorms are most likely Saturday night through the first half of day Sunday.  Then, it turns much cooler again, with cool days and chilly nights through mid-week.

Front brings showers and thunderstorms Saturday night in through early Sunday, before ending and turning much cooler.

Future Radar snapshot sh[owing one model solution of Midnight Saturday night.

Weekend Beach outlook….

Warming Trend Begins Today – Weekend Storm System – THURSDAY Video

Good Morning, on a chilly Thursday morning.  Jacket weather this morning, but you’ll be shedding the jackets by afternoon.  We have a big warm-up on the way.  The weekend forecast is coming into better focus. Looks like we’ll be dealing with showers and thunderstorms at some point.  I have an update on timing and intensity.  Another storm system could affect us by early week, before another big cool-down.  I’ll run it all down on your Thursday morning personal weather briefing, with your toast and coffee.

 

After a cool start this morning, you’ll be shedding the jackets by afternoon.  Nice day.

Big warm-up underway through Saturday.  Showers and thunderstorms by Saturday evening, Saturday night, into part of the day Sunday, as it turns much cooler.

Weekend Storm system.  Front brings showers and thunderstorms.

Early week Gulf storm system affects us, but models disagree on how this system evolves.  Here’s the GFS on Monday morning, and the Euro on Tuesday morning.

Pretty nice weekend beach forecast.  A little cool.  Showers and storms by Sunday morning.

 

 

Cool Now – Late Week Warm-up – WEDNESDAY Video

Good Morning!  We have clear sailing for the next few days, before the next storm system affects Alabama.  Our cooler than normal days and chilly will moderate later in the week.  On this video, we’ll also look ahead.  I have made a few modifications in the weekend forecast.  And, we’ll look beyond.  Alabama growers want to know: Are we done with lows in the 30’s?

 

Below normal temperatures continue.  Looks like we are headed for a very chilly night tonight for this late in the season.

After this chilly spell fades, look for late week warming followed by a weekend storm system.

Best chance for showers and storms Saturday evening, Saturday night into Sunday.

Yet another storm system brushes by the state Monday followed by another shot of very chilly air.

Raw numbers from the Euro model shows yet another bout with chilly air by early next week.