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Late Week Heat Builds – Potential Record Highs – WEDNESDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   A weak front drifting southward in the state today may lower the highs by a couple of degrees, but we’ll still reach the 80’s. Tonight will be a little cooler.  But, I think we’ll be in the 80’s for at least 4 more days, and it’s quite likely that we will reach or exceed record highs Thursday through Saturday.  When can we expect the next rain?  Could next week be significantly cooler?  We’ll look ahead.  And, wait till you see the Pollen forecast for the next few days.  Brace yourself.

Weak front drifts southward today.  Today’s high may be about 3 degrees cooler than yesterday, but still in the 80’s  Nice day.  Cooler tonight…as we fall to the 50’s.

Another one oi those stubborn Upper Highs will park over the Gulf with a Ridge northward into Alabama.  That spells the potential for record highs Thursday through Saturday.

4 more days in the 80’s  Risk of showers by Saturday evening and Saturday night.  Not quite as warm Sunday.  Little cooler Monday.

the Pollen level will reach STUPID high levels ….almost off the scale…next few days.

Spotty Storms Today/Tonight – HOT Late Week – TUESDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   We are headed into a pattern more like late April or May.  Alabama will be heating up over the next few days.  In fact, it looks like we will be in record high territory Thursday through Saturday.  Spotty storms will be roaming around today.  Parts of our state will see a severe weather risk.  I’ll show you future radar.  Will we see any strong storms in central Alabama?  Plus, wait till you seed the updated Pollen forecast.  The news not good.  Stay safe and healthy.

Warm day today.  Most of the active weather will be across the northern half of the state.  Showers and storms.  Better rain chances will start to filter into central Alabama buy late afternoon, evening and tonight.

North Alabama could see some strong to severe storms, especially from about Clanton northward.  Damaging wind gusts.

Some stronger storms will slip southward by later tonight and through the overnight hours, before they start to fall apart.

 

That Big Upper High building over the Gulf, with a a ridge northward into the Gulf states will set the stage for a period of dry late week weather and temperatures which will be HOT for March.  Records could easily be tied or broken.

 

HOTTER and hotter.  Upper 80’s to near 90 Thursday through Saturday.  Weekend front could bring a few showers.  Not as warm Sunday.

What can I say about this?   It’s about as bad as it can get.

 

Scattered Storms Today – Very Warm Week Ahead – Late Week Records? –MONDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   Warmer days are on the way this week.  In fact, by late week, we will near or above record highs.  Our forecast is more like Late April or May.  Risk of thunderstorms today.  A couple storms could be strong.  On this video, we will walk through the week day by day.  Looks another frontal system could effect us by Saturday.  I have your first look at the weekend forecast.

 

Warmer today.  Showers and storms area a good bet by afternoon & evening.

A few storms could reach severe limits in central Alabama today.

The heat builds all week.  Upper 80’s by late week.  The next front arrives this weekend.

 

Record Highs will be in jeopardy Thursday through Saturday…

The Pollen level will be up and down and all over the place this week.

SUNDAY UPDATE:  Wet at Times Next 2 Days – Heat Builds This Week – Records Possible

    Good Morning!   Rain will overspread the area today.  In fact we will have periods of rain in our forecast through Monday, and maybe a lingering risk of a few thunderstorms Tuesday.  It won’t rain all the time.  The rain will come in waves.  Rainfall totals are expected to be mostly light in central and south Alabama.

The bigger story, during the week ahead, involves yet another period of very warm days, which will develop mid and late week, as another Upper High builds over the Gulf region. Record highs will be in jeopardy by late week.

TODAY & TONIGHT:  Rain will overspread the area this morning and at least through part of the afternoon.  There will be a rain lull late afternoon and into the evening, before a second surge of rain moves in tonight.  High today upper 60’s.  Tonight’s low 61.

Here’s a Future radar snapshot late this morning.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Periods of rain, and maybe a thunderstorm are likely Monday .  Tuesday, widely scattered storms are possible, but the greater rain chances will be across north Alabama.  Highs in the 80’s are likely Tuesday through the end of the week.  Upper 80’s by Thursday and Friday.

Again this week…rainfall amounts will be heaviest across north Alabama, while the southern counties may not see much rain.

There could be some strong, possibly severe storms across the northern counties on Tuesday and Tuesday evening.

RECORD HIGHS IN JEOPARDY?:  Record highs will be threatened Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Another gigantic upper high over the Gulf, with a ridge northward across the Gulf states will set the stage for another string of very warm days.

POLLEN FORECAST:  The pollen level will vary from day to day.  It will be lowest today, and highest on Thursday, and up and down in between.

Stay safe and well!!  We will get through this crisis.  What a beautiful day yesterday. I took a lot of long walks in the fresh air.

I will have a complete video update for you first thing tomorrow morning. It should be online by about 4:45AM.   Have a nice day!

 

–Rich

SATURDAY UPDATE:  Not Quite as Warm – Showers Return Sunday & Monday

Most of north Alabama got some rain from the cool front which moved through the state overnight.  Unfortunately, the rain fell apart once it reached central Alabama.  This map shows who got some rain and who did not.

So, today will be about 12 degrees cooler than yesterday.  (We had a record tying high of 88° Friday).  And, we have another shot of getting some rain Sunday and Monday.  Keep the fingers crossed.  The rain will help the pollen situation.

Yesterday ended nine days in a row in the 80’s.  But guess what?  The 80’s will return in the week ahead.  Perhaps even upper 80’s again by Thursday.

TODAY:   Risk of a couple leftover showers, mostly this morning.  It will be slightly cooler than yesterday.  High 76°.  There should be more clouds than sun.  Cloudy tonight.  Chance of rain by the wee hours of the morning.  Low 56.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Periods of rain are in the cards Sunday and Monday.  There could be some leftover showers Tuesday and Wednesday.  The 80’s will be back by Tuesday and Wednesday.  We could be in the upper 80’s by Thursday and Friday.

We have another shot at some rain over the next few days.  Fingers crossed!   We could use a little rain!

POLLEN FORECAST:   The rain Sunday and Monday should knock the pollen down into the medium range.  It’s been awful this year.  It will be nice to get a little break before it goes back up again.

NOAA SPRING OUTLOOK :

  •   NOAA forecasters predict widespread flooding this spring, but do not expect it to be as severe or prolonged overall as the historic floods in 2019.
  • Minor to moderate flooding is likely in all of Central Alabama.
  • NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting above-average temperatures across the area this spring, as well as a  40 percent chance of above-average precipitation.
  • Additional rainfall events could trigger flood conditions on top of already saturated soils.

To say the least, we are dealing with extraordinary times.  All we can do is stay as positive and hopeful, and heed all the advice, including social distancing, washing our hands and limiting non-essential travel, as we deal with this Pandemic.  We will get through this.  It is somewhat comforting to know that we are in this together.

The business of keeping you up to date on the weather never changes.  I’ll have another Blog update for you in the morning.  Have a nice Weekend!

-Rich