SATURDAY UPDATE:  Nice Weekend! – Warmer Days Soon

Friday was the definition of awful.  A cold, relentless, miserable, persistent non-stop rain.  Finally, this morning that rain has exited into Georgia.  What a contrast today and this weekend.  Bright sunshine will return and temperatures will recover into the 60’s for the first time since Sunday night.  Not only that, we should see a rather pronounced warming trend in the week ahead.  We may even get close to “normal” by about Tuesday.  Get ready for a beautiful long string of storm-free days.  We deserve this after what we just endured.

Early this morning, pre-dawn, the storm system is off the Carolina coast.  The rain has exited into Georgia and the last clouds in eastern Alabama will clear out this morning.

TODAY:   Sunshine will dominate.  That morning till in the mid to upper 30’s will moderate.  Today’s high will easily reach 62°. (Yesterday we stayed in the 40’s)  North wind at 5 to 10.  Clear and chilly tonight.  Overnight low 37°.

WARMING TREND: How about some good news for a change.  Tomorrow will be warmer than today…mid 60’s.  A minor bump in the road Monday, takes our high near 60.  But, the warming trend will resume.  I think we’ll be near 70 by Wednesday and into the lower 70’s Thursday.  We deserve this after this week’s rude arctic encounter.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  A great storm-free period of days.  Sunday will be nearly perfect.  A minor disturbance brushes by the area Monday night/Tuesday morning.  I have the rain chance at about 10%.  Otherwise, simply beautiful through Thursday, with warmer days and cool nights.  Chance of showers Thursday night into Friday, as the next cold front approaches the area.  Next weekend will be cooler, behind the cold front.

FOOTBALL WEATHER:  ASU, Troy are all on the road this weekend. Bama is playing Mississippi State in Starkeville at 11AM.  The biggest game in the state of Alabama today will be in Auburn, as the Georgia Bulldogs visit at 2:30.  Weather in Auburn and Starkeville  should be ideal for football today.

I’ll have another blog update first thing in the morning.   Have a nice weekend!   Enjoy the third weekend of beautiful Fall Weather in a row!

-Rich

Lingering Shower Threat – Cold Day – Brighter Weekend –FRIDAY VIDEO

Happy Friday!   It will be kind of a chilly, dismal day, for most of us, as a storm system near the Southeast coast continues to influence our weather.  Lingering showers will be around from time to time through early this evening, particularly along and east of I-65.  BUT, get ready for a brighter weekend as sunshine returns.  I have tweaked the weekend temperatures.  We’ll still be below normal, with cool afternoons and cold nights.  Warmer days are on the menu next week.  I’ll fill in the details on the next 2 storm systems.

 

A little dreary, damp and chilly again today with the risk of showers through early evening.  Clearing late tonight and colder.  Low in the mid 30’s

 

Here’s a snapshot of Future Radar at lunchtime.  The biggest concentration of rain today will be along and east of I-65.

 

CHILLY start tomorrow morning.  Mid 30’s central Alabama and upper 30’s south.

Bright sunshine this weekend, but till well below normal.  A little warmer, closer to normal by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Looking ahead….here’s the next two frontal systems to affect us over the next 10 days or so.

I don’t see any shocking temperature plunges on the horizon through the end of November.

 

 

 

 

Gulf Storm System – Rain Returns –THURSDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   Rain is returning to the forecast, as a Gulf storm system brushes by the area today and tonight.  Our chilly forecast continues for a couple more days.  Temperatures will finally begin to moderate over the weekend.  I have an update on the details through the weekend and into early next week.  We’ll look at how much rain could fall.  Are there any more freezes on the horizon?   We’ll take a peek at Thanksgiving week.

Low pressure storm system will track through the northern Gulf today and tonight.  Rain will overspread the area today and tonight.  Another very chilly day for November.

The eastern and southeast counties will see some of the heavier rainfall totals in our state.  The more concentrated and heavier rain totals will be in Georgia.

The 60’s finally return this weekend and through much of next week, too.  Nice weekend.  Chilly nights, nice days.

The next frontal system is roughly a week away on November 22nd, and another one closer to Thanksgiving,

Bundle up! – How Long Will The Arctic Cold Stick Around? –WEDNESDAY VIDEO

It’s not only cold,  many cities will reach Record Lows this morning.  Wind chill is in the teens this morning.  We’re 40 degrees colder than the pre-dawn hours Tuesday.  Bundle up this morning.  Dress in layers.  Today will be cold, again, but not quite as windy. And, we’ll be close to the freeze level again tonight.  But, how long will this early season Arctic Shocker be around?   On this video, we’ll look ahead to a milder weekend.  What’s next? Are there any more Cold bumps in the road on the horizon.  We’ll take a peek out beyond Thanksgiving, on your Wednesday morning weather video.

 

RECORD shattering Arctic Cold covers much of the eastern half of America.  Records could be broken in 1209+ cities this morning.  TOO cold again today.  Another freeze tonight.

A Gulf disturbance brings a chance of rain by Thursday afternoon and Thursday night.  We have a milder weekend to look forward to.  Chilly at night, but 60’s in the daytime.  Milder trend continues Monday.

We finally see a pattern change where the cold fronts don’t keep coming at us every 3 or 4 days.  FINGERS CROSSED.  A Milder pattern next week and Thanksgiving week.

Arctic Invasion: Freeze Warning Tonight – Wind Advisory – Record Low? –SPECIAL TUESDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   Alabama is in for a dose of Winter weather, about a month early.  The Arctic Invasion is already underway.  Temperatures will be warmest this morning and plunge throughout the day.  Freeze Warning tonight and Wednesday night.  Near record lows by morning.   Wind chill will be a big factor. So, how cold will it go?  How long will it last?  What about the rest of the week?  I have some answers on an important Tuesday morning video update.

 

Rain will mainly be a morning issue for us.  By lunchtime, it should have left the state.

Wind advisory today for wind gusts as high as 30 mph.  Plunging temperatures all day to the 30’s this afternoon and to the middle 20’s tomorrow morning.

FREEZE warning tonight and tomorrow night.  WIND advisory for today.

Lows tonight will reach record levels across the Deep South.  Freeze Warning.

Look at the wind chill early tomorrow morning!   Coats, hats, gloves, scarves needed.

Slight chance of showers late Thursday/early Friday.  Warming trend over the weekend.  Back to the 60’s.

GREAT news!   A Much milder pattern ahead next week and for the rest of November…WE HOPE!!