Sunday Update: Major Pattern Change This Week – Warming Trend Ahead

      Good Morning!   It has been a Brisk & Chilly Weekend.  Many towns are in the 20’s early this morning.  Today will be another below normal temperature day and we’re headed for a freeze tonight.

    But, the news gets better this week. A building ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere will lead to a significant warming trend. 

    Late in the week, rain will become likely on Thursday and Friday especially.

TODAY:  Clouds will drift across the state this morning and early afternoon as one more front sweeps through.  Sunshine later.  High in the mid 50’s.  Winds will be a little gusty again….west at 10 to 18 mph.  Mostly clear and cold tonight.  Low 32.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   The MLK holiday will be nice.  Sunshine.  Mid 50’s.   Warming trend begins this week.  Low 60’s Tuesday.  Mid 60’s Wednesday through Friday.  Rain is likely Thursday & Friday.

The 10 day “model blend”   Temperature trend.

Rainfall amounts will vary quite a bit from north to south this week.  Wet in north Alabama.   Not as wet in south Alabama.

SNOW ANNIVERSARY 2018: Who could forget what happened here 3 years ago today? Four inches of snow on top of ice and wind chills just above zero! Remember?

A clip from my morning weather video that morning.

SPACE STATION VISIBLE TONIGHT AND MONDAY:  The ISS will be visible this evening around 6:40, across the western and into the northern sky.  It will fade out as it loses the light of the sun.

The flyover tomorrow night will be even better.  Straight overhead.  5:50 to 5:53.  Very bright.  Enjoy.

Have a GREAT Sunday! I’ll have a complete video update in the morning. 

–Rich