Nice Day Today – Storm System Approaching – THURSDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   We’ve been enjoying a nice series of days, and our warming trend will continue today.  It should be a great Thursday.  But, weather changes are on the way as a storm system approaches for Friday.  Will this system linger?  I have updated the weekend forecast details.  The next “big deal” for us, Monday night into Tuesday, involves  a cold front which brings in more rain,  followed by another sharp drop in temperatures. But, that’s not all.  We’ll look deeper into December.  Arctic Intrusions could become rather common every few days.  I’ll show you a sample.

GREAT Day today…as the warming trend continues.  Perfect early December Day.

Storm system tomorrow brings in rain by Friday afternoon & Friday night.  Saturday should be dry.

We’ll be in the 60’s for the next few days.  After the Friday rain, Saturday should be mostly dry.  Only a few spotty showers Sunday.  Monday is the warmest day…into the 70’s.   Rain and thunderstorms Monday night/early Tuesday, ahead of the next Big Deal cold front which will sharply drop temperatures by mid week.

Rain and thunderstorms Monday night/early Tuesday, ahead of the next Big Deal cold front which will sharply drop temperatures by mid week.    Falling temperatures Tuesday.  We’ll be in the 20’s by Wednesday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warming Trend Begins – End of the Week Storm System – WEDNESDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   It’s another COLD morning, but, the good news is…recovery begins today.  You’ll feel a difference today as temperatures begin to warm by this afternoon.  The warming trend continues tomorrow.  On this video, I’ll bring you up to date on our next storm system arriving by Friday.  Are there some new wrinkles in the weekend forecast?  Will showers linger?   I have an update for you on next week’s Arctic Intrusion.  It now appears it will come in two parts.  I will update the timing.

 

CHILLY start this morning leads to a nice afternoon recovery.

COLD start this morning, but a NICE recovery this afternoon as a warming trend begins.

GOOD news…warming trend continues tomorrow and Friday.  Storm system  Friday.  Spotty showers perhaps, Sunday..  Next important front brings in more rain by Monday night.

Showers likely Friday as the next storm system tracks across the state.

Next important front effects the area by Monday  night into Tuesday.

TWO Cold Fronts in our future.  The first piece of cold air arrives by the middle of next week.  The SECOND much colder chunk of arctic air arrives five days later, according to the GFS model.

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Now – Moderation Ahead – Late Week Storm System – TUESDAY VIDEO

Good Morning…on a sub-freezing early December morning.  Although today will be chilly, the wind will not be as much of factor.  On this video, I’ll bring you up to date a bit of a warming trend in our future.  I have an update on that next storm system late week.  Will it affect the weekend?   And the next Arctic Blast looks pretty impressive.  It’s only about a week away.  Looks like a huge temperature plunge is in our future again.

Today will be way below normal for December, but we’re looking ahead to slow moderation starting tomorrow

Today’s highs across the region…

We’ll warm back to the mid 60’s by Thursday.  Chance of rain late Thursday night into Friday.  Another chance of rain Sunday.

Showers are likely Friday…but no severe weather.

Important frontal system sweeps across the state a week from today, with showers & storms ahead of it and drastically colder air behind it.

Look at the alleyway of Arctic Air barreling straight down from Canada and headed for the Gulf coast.  Wednesday December 11th will be a day of plunging temperatures.  Here’s s snapshot of Thursday morning December 12th.

This ia raw model temperature guidance.  Don’t focus on specific numbers, but look huge drop by the middle of next week.   Looks like this time it could stick around for a few days… We’ll see.

Change of Wardrobe – Early December Cold Snap – MONDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!  A new week..a new month, and a new reality, and a change of wardrobe.  It’s chilly out there this morning and we have a Cold day ahead and we’re headed for the 20’s tonight.  How long will this cold snap last?  On this video, we’ll look the week ahead, and the timing of that next storm system.  It’s always fun to look farther ahead this time of year.  Is there any more Arctic air on the distant horizon.

Welcome to December.  Raw day today.  High may not make it to 50.  Brisk northwest breeze will add a bite to the air.

It’s been awhile since we’ve been to the 20’s  We are headed there tonight.

Temperatures moderate back into the 60’s Wednesday & Thursday.  Next storm system brings in rain  Thursday night into Friday.  Dry Saturday.

Next storm system brings in rain  Thursday night into Friday.

Next significant storm arrives around Monday of next week.

We could easily be in the 70’s on Monday the 9th.  Then, sharply colder behind the storm by mid week.  Around December 11th we could be 25-30 degrees colder.

SUNDAY UPDATE:  December Begins – Temperature Plunges – The Week Ahead Updated

Good morning!  It was rather turbulent overnight as a line of storms moved through the state.  Winds gusted to 50 mph in spots, but nothing too extreme.  Welcome to December!  And, right on cue we are going to see a huge temperature plunge.  Saturday, Montgomery tied a record high with 80.  At Midnight we were in the mid 70’s.  Monday’s high may not make it out of the 40’s, and we should be in the 20’s first thing Tuesday morning.  How about that for a Temperature Plunge!  This graphic needs no explanation.

Early this morning, the front which brought the rain has made it to the coast.  The second cold front, which arrives by afternoon, as the much colder air AND the winds will pick up dramatically behind this second front.  To the north, an awful travel scenario from the Great Lakes to the Northeast on this huge holiday travel day.

TODAY:  Near Dawn, as I type this, a few showers continue to roam around from the US 80/I-85 corridor here in central AL into SE Alabama.  Showers exit early.  Clouds hang on into mid-day before clearing.  It will become windy.  By afternoon, after the second front moves through, north winds at 10 to 30 gusting as high as 30.  High today around Noonish in the mid 60’s.  (after 70’s at Midnight).  50’s by sunset.  30’s overnight.

MONDAY:  Sunshine but cold.  30’s in the morning.  Our high may only reach 49.  Upper 20’s Monday night.  A little breezy during the day.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Coldest morning will be Tuesday morning, in the upper 20’s.  Temperatures start to moderate Wednesday.  More rain returns Thursday night into Friday.  I don’t think this will be a major storm system.  Right now next weekend looks dry.

POST IRONBOWL:  Whatever side of the ball you are on, yesterday’s Ironbowl was a game for the ages.  It certainly could have gone either way.  It was exciting to watch, and the weather was absolutely phenomenal.  The big clean up at Toomer’s corner begins today.

Sorry for the later post this morning.  I was up much of the night tracking storms.  Fortunately, except for a few trees down here and there, the storms stayed just below Severe Limits.

I will have a video update for you first thing tomorrow morning at 4:45AM.   Have a nice Sunday!

–Rich