SUNDAY UPDATE: Nice Mother’s Day – Active Weather Pattern – Wet & Stormy at Times

   Good Morning!   We have a great Mother’s Day forecast.  Our string of nice days continues.   But, weather changes are on the way. Sunshne will be abundant today.  Timing is everything.  Showers and storms will hold off until the late night hours….overnight tonight.

     Get ready for a rather wet and stormy pattern, at times Monday through Thursday.

TODAY:   Nice Sunday.  Lots of sunshine.  Warmer.  Upper 80’s.  Dry Sunday evening.  Showers and storms hold off until the overnight hours Sunday night.  

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Wet and stormy at times.   Much nicer Friday.


Rainfall amounts could be quite heavy in spots.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there. There will be a complete video update in the morning. Have a nice Day.

SATURDAY UPDATE: Nice Mother’s Day Weekend – Wet & Stormy Pattern Next Week

  Good Morning!   It’s unusually cool Saturday morning.  Temperatures at Dawn will be in the mid to upper 40’s.  But, after the morning chill fades, we have a nice Saturday warm-up ahead.  It should be a great Mother’s Day weekend.  Lots of sunshine and a big warm-up on Sunday.  Perfect for afternoon  cook-outs. 

     Enjoy the weekend because we have another wet and active week ahead.  Monday through Thursday will be stormy at times.  Rainfall amounts could be quite heavy in spots.  Details below…

TODAY:   Chilly start to the day… in the 40’s near Dawn.  But, there’s a great day ahead.  Sunshine, blue skies will dominate.  Low humidity.  Nice afternoon warm-up..hi82.    
MOTHER’S DAY:  Nice Sunday.  Lots of sunshine.  Warmer.  Upper 80’s.  Dry Sunday evening.  Showers and storms hold off until the overnight hours Sunday night.  

WET & STORMY WEEK AHEAD:  An Approaching front will bring a round of showers and storms to the state Monday.  Some storms could be strong to severe especially across the southern parts of the state, along and south of the US 80/I-85 Corridor.  Damaging wind gusts is the main risk.

During the week, as a frontal system stalls along the Gulf Coast, waves of low pressure will move along the front, bringing rounds of showers and storms for much of the week through Thursday.  Friday looks dry and nice.

Rainfall amounts could be quite heavy in spots.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Wet times Monday through Thursday.  Showers and thunderstorms.  Much better weather begins Friday.

BEACH FORECAST:  Great weather today and Mother’s Day Sunday.  Wet and stormy days begin Monday.  MODERATE Rip Current Risk today.  Gulf water in the mid 70’s 


There will be another blog update in the morning.  Have a nice Saturday!  


Jacket Weather Tonight – Nice Mother’s Day Week – Active Next Week – FRIDAY Video

Good Morning!  A late season cool front is sweeping across the area.  Today will be breezy & cooler. Tonight will be unusually chilly for so late in the season.  But, the chill will not last.  On this video, I’ll tell you about a Mother’s Day Weekend warm-up.  Timing is everything.  It looks like the next round of showers and storms will hold off until late Sunday night.  Next week looks very wet & active again.  It could be quite a “soaker”.

A late season cool front sweeps through the area today. Breezy & cooler today. Tonight will be unusually cool for so late in the season.

Tonight will be unusually cool for so late in the season. Jacket weather. Upper 40’s by Dawn Saturday.

The chill will not last. Saturday will be warmer. Mother’s Day will be quite warm. Showers and thunderstorms hold off until Sunday night & Monday. Much of next week will be wet and stormy.

I’m very happy to say….if you’re Beach Bound this weekend, the news is very good. It will, however be quite chilly tonight. You’ll need a jacket.

Wet and stormy next week as waves of low pressure slide along a stalled front near the coast.

Again next week…rainfall amounts could be quite heavy in spots.

The coolest day will be today. The coldest morning will be Dawn Saturday. The warmest day will be Sunday.

Nice String of Days – Comfortable Days, Cool Nights – THURSDAY Video

Good Morning!   The news today is good.  We have a very nice string of days ahead, which will carry us through the weekend.  Comfortable days, and cool nights.  The Mother’s Day forecast looks good.  Enjoy this nice, tranquil storm-free pattern, because, already, I see a very wet & active pattern developing again next week.  I’ll fill in the details for here and the Gulf Coast. 

Enjoy what will be a simply beautiful day.

Cool northwesterly flow aloft. Cool nights. We may be near 50 by Dawn Saturday morning. What a nice change.

Looks like a great Mother’s Day Weekend. Showers and storms hold off until Sunday night/Monday. Next week looks very active….again.

Looks like a really weekend on the coast.

Next week looks very wet & stormy again. Lots of rain….Again…

WEDNESDAY Update: Picking Up the Pieces After Turbulent Tuesday – Much Nicer Pattern Ahead

Good Morning!  Folks across Alabama and the Deep South will be picking up the pieces today following a Turbulent Tuesday which brought dozens of reports of wind significant damage and some prolific flooding across the Birmingham metro area. 

    Early this morning, the front that brought the widespread severe weather is in central Alabama heading southeast.  The risk of showers will end early.  Cooler, much less humid air will funnel in.  That will lead to some big improvements this afternoon and tonight.  Thursday and Friday will be very comfortable.  So far, most of Mother’s Day weekend looks nice.  Showers and storms should hold off until Sunday night into Monday.

TODAY:  Risk of leftover showers early.  Showers exit the state before lunchtime.  Not as humid this afternoon.  Mostly cloudy with a few sunbreaks.  High near 80.  Mostly clear and pleasantly cooler tonight.  Low 58. 

This is kinda interesting. Look at the dramatic drop in Dewpoint from 73 at Midnight to 42 by Friday Evening. MUCH less humid!

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Beautiful Thursday & Friday.  Cooler.   Much less humid.  Sunshine.  Warmer, but nice Saturday.  Mother’s Day looks dry and warm during the day.  Risk of showers and storms hold off until Sunday night/Monday.

TURBULENT TUESDAY:  Tuesday played out as expected.  A mesoscale convective complex raced through the Deep South.  The preliminary Storm Reports map from SPC show 470 Wind Damage reports from Texas to Virginia, 17 reports of Large Hail and 6 tornado reports.

Alabamians will be picking up the pieces today after the major wind event produced widespread 60 to 75 mph winds in spots.  The official highest wind gust in Montgomery at the airport was 58 mph.  Here’s a closer look at the large number of preliminary Severe Reports from Tuesday.  Here’s a link to the interactive map.  You can click on individual reports.

Can you see where the strongest winds occurred? Early this morning many neighborhoods are dark. Over 76,000 Alabamians without power.

BEACH OUTLOOK:  Looks like a very nice Mother’s Day weekend down on the coast.  Upper 70’s on the Beach.  Gulf water temperature is 72.

I did a Blog Update instead of a video this morning.  I was up late..  We’ll get back to a regular full video tomorrow morning.  Enjoy a much quieter day today!