FRIDAY UPDATE: Nice Through Saturday – Sunday/Monday Soaker Ahead

Good Morning from Birmingham!   As expected, it is a very chilly mid 40 degree Friday morning.  But, the good news is, we have a couple of simply beautiful days ahead before a slow-moving “soaker” arrives, beginning Sunday, but continuing Monday, and maybe every a few left over showers Tuesday, as an “upper Low” slowly lumbers eastward across our area.  So far, I continue to think that the severe weather potential is very small, but not quite zero.  Mainly rain.  Not a lot of thunder either.  If you have outdoor plans today and Saturday, though, the weather should be great.

TODAY:  Sunny and nice.  High in the lower 70’s.  A little breezy.  East wind 6 to 16.  Not as cold tonight.  Low in the upper 40’s.


 NEXT FEW DAYS:   Nice today and Saturday.  The storm system dominates Sunday/Monday, with lingering showers Tuesday.  Then nicer weather begins mid-week.

SUNDAY FUTURE RADAR AND RAINFALL POTENTIAL:  The first batch of showers could begin in the overnight hours Saturday, but the bulk of the rain will spread from west to east on Sunday  morning, and continue through Sunday night and Monday.  Wet commute Monday morning.  Rainfall will be heavy in spots.  Many areas could easily see 1.5 to 2.5” totals.  But, some parts of eastern Alabama may see over 3” as the storm system begins to further slow down by Sunday night.  This will help to totally eliminate the remaining drought conditions.  River levels will have to be watched.



Have a nice day!.  Please forgive the abbreviated nature, and later post time of this blog update.  It was a late night here in Birmingham with the Eagles concert.  I will have additional Blog updates for you near Dawn on Saturday and Sunday.  Enjoy your day!








Weekend Forecast Update – Thursday Video Update

Another Cold front is sweeping through the state.  We are headed for another brief, but brisk cool-down and a cold night ahead.  If you have weekend plans, I have the updated timetable for our next storm system, which looks to me like a “soaker”.  Half the weekend should be OK.  I’ll show you how much rain could fall.  Plus, it looks like a big pattern change is on the way.  We may not see many more of theses frequent, drastic cool-downs.


It will become rather brisk today, as a new cool air mass funnels into the state.  Way too cool for this late  in the season.  COLD tonight.

Cooler.  Cold tonight.  50/50 weekend.  Nice Saturday.  Soaker on the way Sunday – Tuesday.


Looks like this next storm system could be a “soaker”

More Yo-yo temperatures over the next 6-7 days, but soon, the models are hinting at a pattern change to a warmer, more persistent pattern.








Warmer Today, Then Cold Front Arrives Tonight – Wednesday Video Update

Our Temperature Rollercoaster continues.  We’re headed for the 80’s today, cut on this video I’ll tell you about another cold front that will sweep across the area overnight tonight.  How cool will it get behind the front?  Plus, the latest on the weekend storm system.  An update on timing, strength and how much rain to expect.  And, it looks like a big pattern change is finally on the way for later in the month.  I’ll give you a look ahead to late April and early May.


Warm day today, but another cold front sweeps across the area tonight.  Should be mainly a “dry” front.  I have the rain chances under 20% but not zero overnight.

Today will be the warmest day of the week, before another big cool down tomorrow.

Much cooler Thursday and Friday.  Coldest morning is Friday morning.  Then warmer Saturday, before another storm system Sunday/Monday.

Windy & Cool Friday.  Chance of showers late Saturday night and Sunday down at the Beach.


Global models show temperature roller coaster continues next few days.


The GFS starts to show a big pattern change ahead late April and May.  Much warmer.  It appears the frequent cool downs will be erased.


Up and Down Temperatures The Week – Tuesday Video Update

It’s another unusually cold Mid April morning.  On this video, we’ll look ahead to warmer temps today and tomorrow.  What will a mid-week cool front do our temperatures?  Another weekend storm system is looming.  We’ll look at timing and potential strength.  Lots of up and down temperatures next few days.  I’ll have the latest for you on your Tuesday weather briefing.


CHILLY start this morning leads to a nice recovery.  Comfortable day.  Not as cold tonight.

Wednesday is the warmest day of the week.  Weak cold front Wednesday night will probably be a dry front.  A little cooler Thursday & Friday behind the front. Nice Saturday.  Showers & storms return Sunday.


Timing looks just a bit slower today on the arrival of the next significant storm system on Sunday.


Global models shows lots of ups and downs in the next 10 days.  One big storm system Sunday/Monday.


Late Season Cool Snap – Monday Video Update

We’re into a brief, but rather brisk late season cool snap.. again.  Chilly this morning, with upper 30’s..Another cold night tonight.  On this video, we’ll focus on the week ahead, including a warm-up, a mid week front, and a look at the next “big deal” storm system arriving this weekend.  Hope you have a minute or two to watch your Monday morning personal weather briefing.


It will feel more like early March today.  30’s in the morning, and maybe low 60’s this afternoon..  Some models keep us in the 50’s

COLD again tonight, but warmer tomorrow and Wednesday.  Week front with tiny rain chance Wednesday night into Thursday AM.  Dry through late week into Saturday before another big storm system on Sunday.

The stage is set for another potentially intense weekend storm system arriving on Sunday.  The jury is out on whether we will have severe weather as it moves through.

Here’s a look at the Global model guidance out 10 days starting with the Euro.