Big Temperature Plunge Ahead – Late Week Storm System

      Good Morning!  Weather changes are underway.   Bands of showers are moving across the state.  The main rain band will exit Alabama by early afternoon.  A cold front will sweep through this afternoon. 

    Get ready.  Much colder air will overspread the area tonight and Monday. By Monday morning wind chills in the teens and 20’s will be common. It will be yet another shock to the system.

   Temperatures will moderate by late week, just in time for the next storm system by Friday.  There’s evidence of another Arctic Plunge about a week away.  Welcome to the realities of February.    

TODAY:  Periods of showers will dominate this morning.  Mild.  High today 71.  Although the main rain band should exit by about lunchtime, it’s possible that a few isolated showers will accompany the front this afternoon.  Windy and colder tonight.  Low 39.  Wind chill will be a factor.

Here’s a couple of Future Radar snapshots.

MONDAY:  The brand-new month of February, will be quite Brins & raw.  Windy and cold.  Morning wind chill factors will be in the teens and 20’s.  Dress in layers.  Although the afternoon high will be in the 40’s, wind chill, even in the afternoon will be in the 30’s   Here’s expected wind chill early tomorrow morning. Ouch.


NEXT FEW DAYS:   Freezing temperatures are expected Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  We’ll be in the upper 60’s by Thursday & Friday.  The next storm system will begin to affect the area Thursday night & Friday.

FRIDAY STORM SYSTEM:  The models are inconsistent. It’s too early to say whether the Friday storm system will have  severe weather component.  Stay tuned.  We’ll watch later model runs.

NEXT ARCTIC BLAST?:   Could we be only a week away from yet another shot of COLD Arctic air?  Some of the models are strongly hinting we are.  Here’s some a sample of the GFS temperature anomalies next Sunday, February 7th.  Not good. Possibly the coldest of the winter so far.

Here’s the Euro raw temperature guidance, showing another huge plunge around February 7th and 8th.  The GFS temperature guidance is actually colder.  Let’s hope this doesn’t happen. 😊

MASSIVE SNOW STORM: The big weather news involves a HUGE storm storm affecting a big chunk of our nation today, tonight and tomorrow from the Midwest through the northeast and middle Atlantic coast. Some places could see 8 to 12″ or MORE. Biggest snowstorm of the season.

I hope you have a nice Sunday. Enjoy the mild temperatures.  I’ll have a complete video update in the morning. 

–Rich

SATURDAY UPDATE: Storm System Approaching – More Temperature Ups and Downs

Good Morning!  It’s another chilly start in the 30’s this morning.  But, the morning chill will fade and we’ll be into the 60’s this afternoon and close to 70 on Sunday.

    Another storm system will bring in showers late tonight and Sunday morning, but no severe weather is expected.  Behind the storm system, here comes another quick shot of very cold air.

    You’ll need to dress in layers Monday as the new month of February begins.  There will be another, perhaps more potent storm system at the end of next week.

TODAY:    The morning chill will fade. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph will transport warmer air into the state.  High today 64.  (Normal high 58).  Look for a sun cloud mix, with increasing clouds late.  Showers become likely late tonight, but mostly after Midnight.  Mild.  Low 55. 

SUNDAY: Risk of showers mainly in the morning.  A cold front will swing through the state.  Showers should exit east Alabama shortly after lunch.  High 71.  The colder air will be noticeable by evening.  Windy and colder Sunday night.  Low 41.  Wind chill will be a factor.

COLD MONDAY:  Welcome to February.  Monday will be brisk and blustery.  Highs in the 40’s.  North and northwest winds gusting as high as 25 mph will make it seem colder.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Rain ends by mid-day Sunday.  The weekend mild air will be replaced by another quick shot of very chilly air Sunday night and Monday.  Expect freezing temps Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a late week storm system.

The temperature rollercoaster will continue.  Here’s a glance at the next ten days on the model blend.

LATE WEEK STORM SYSTEM:  Storm system begins to affect the area Thursday night into Friday.  This one looks a little stronger.  Could we see any strong to severe storms?  Too early to say. Stay tuned.

      

I’ll have another Blog update early tomorrow morning.  Enjoy what should be a nice Saturday.

–Rich

Warmer Weekend – Storm System Approaches

Happy Friday!  It’s a cold morning, but the coldest air is about to retreat.  Get ready for a brief weekend warming trend, before the next storm system brings showers back to our forecast.  As January ends and February begins, the temperature rollercoaster continues.  On this video, we’ll look ahead.  Is there any “big ticket” weather on the horizon?

COLD this morning, but look for afternoon moderation. We’ll be “near normal” later as the coldest air retreats.

Back to the 60’s tomorrow, as a weekend warming trend gets established.

Rain returns Saturday night into Sunday.

Another shot of very cold air funnels in after the weekend storm system.

Milder air this weekend. Rain Saturday night and Sunday. Windy and colder Sunday night and Monday. Freezing temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Temperature rollercoaster next 10 days, as January ends and February begins.

Brief Big Chill – Showers Return This Weekend – Temperature Rollercoaster

Good Morning!  What a change.  After 70’s earlier this week,  today will be a rather brisk winter’s day.  Gusty winds will make today quite chilly.  We’re heeded for the upper 20’s tonight.  This particular shot of cold air will be brief.  On this video, we’ll look ahead to weekend warming, another storm system, and yet another drastic cool-down, all within the span of 4 or 5 days.

Today will be a raw, brisk late January day. Winds will make it seem much colder than the actual temperature. Sub-freezing tonight.

Wind chill will be a factor during the day today. Winds die down by tonight.

Here’s Dawn on Friday. We’re headed for the 20’s.

Friday’s daytime high will be near normal. Back to the 60’s Saturday. We may tease 70 Sunday. Rain late Saturday night into mid-day Sunday. Very cold again Sunday night into Monday.

Weekend storm system not severe. Mainly just showers.

Temperature rollercoaster next 10 days.

Rain Exits Later – Colder Air Ahead – Rollercoaster Temperatures

Good Morning!  It’s another wet start to the day across much of the area.  The storm system will ease out of the state by early afternoon, as a shot of colder air funnels into Alabama, on gusty NW winds.  We’ll be in the mid 30’s by tonight, and the upper 20’s tomorrow night.  The chilly air will stay in place for a couple days.  But, expect weekend warming, as another storm system approaches.  Rollercoaster temperatures will give us quite a ride over the next 10 days or so.  Strap yourself in.  

Best chance of rain first half of today. Windy and turning colder this afternoon and much colder tonight.

Rain will dominate the morning hours. The rain will start to exit the state after lunchtime.

Much colder Thursday and Friday. Warmer again this week. Another storm system brings in rain Saturday night and Sunday.

COLDEST morning will be around Dawn Friday with upper 20’s in central Alabama.

The next storm system moves in Saturday night into Sunday. Showers, and maybe some thunderstorms. Very mild Sunday. Upper 60’s.

Strap yourself in. Rollercoaster temperatures over the next 10 days, as January ends and February begins.