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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

Cold Front Brings Showers & Storms – Cooler Weekend – FRIDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   Weather changes are on menu on this first full day of Spring.  Today will be the 9th and last day in the 80’s.  An approaching cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms, followed by cooler air.  Disturbance number two arrives later in the weekend with more rain and thunderstorms.  What about timing?  I’ll show you Future Radar.  We’ll look ahead to some potentially wet days early next week.  And, I have some encouraging news for allergy sufferers.

 

 

An approaching Cold Front will bring showers and storms to the state today and tonight.  We’ll be in the 80’s for the 9th day in  a row.

Marginal Severe Risk for parts of northwest and west Alabama.  Damaging wind gusts of 60+ mph possible in a few storms.

Front make it into SE Alabama tomorrow morning. Could be a couple of showers in the morning but much of Saturday will be dry.

Cooler weekend.  More rain and perhaps some thunderstorms arrive Sunday afternoon into Monday.  Lingering showers Tuesday and Wednesday, as it warms up again

This rain coming in this evening will improve the Pollen Count for the weekend.

Warm Start to Spring – Big Changes Soon -THURSDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!   It seems like Spring has been around for quite some time, but officially it arrives at 10:50PM  tonight.  We have been in the 80’s for seven days straight.  Today will be Day 8.  But, hang on….A big change is on the way soon.  I’ll bring you up to date on the return of showers and storms to the forecast tomorrow.  I have an update on the timing.  Much cooler air is on the weekend menu.  Plus, there’s even more wet weather ahead late in the weekend and into next week.  I’ll show you a bit of a temperature rollercoaster over the next 16 days.

 

One more quiet day today, before big changes approach tomorrow.

VERY warm March day today.  Mid 80’s…AGAIN.  Should be dry.

Rain and thunderstorms Friday night.  Much cooler this weekend.  More rain at times Sunday through Tuesday.

Spring officially begins late tonight at 10:50PM…

POLLEN count is awful through Saturday….then a little better Sunday & Monday.

 

 

Warm Last Day of Winter – Changes Soon – Showers Return – Cooler Weekend- WEDNESDAY VIDEO

Good Morning!  Welcome to the last full day of Winter.  But, it will feel more like a day in May.  Mid 80’s are a good bet today and Thursday. But, hang on.  There’s a big change on the way.  I have the latest timing on the Cold front which will bring showers & storms, before a significant change to much cooler.  How could that affect your weekend plans?  How drastic will the change be?  We’ll look ahead to the forecast details next 8+ Days.

MOST places will stay dry today.  I have the rain chance at 10%.   MID 80’s for a high on the last day of Winter.  The record high is 87 from 1945.

Very warm first day of Spring over most of the eastern US.  I have us near 86 for a high.  Record high is 88 from 2012.

Here’s the front that will bring a big change.  Showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon & Friday night.  Much cooler for the weekend.

Much cooler over the weekend.  Another disturbance brings in more rain Sunday PM through Monday and Tuesday.

Tomorrow is the Vernal Equinox.  Spring begins at 10:50PM.

Pollen forecast is pretty ugly.  It’s about as high as it can get for the next few days.  Hopefully some of that rain coming in will help.

 

 

More Days in the 80’s – Spotty Showers/Storms – Big Change by the Weekend – TUESDAY VIDEO

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!   We have been in the 80’s for several days straight.  Today will be day six, and this warm pattern will continue until the end of the week.  Spotty showers, and perhaps some thunderstorms will dot the radar screen this afternoon and this evening.  On this video, we’ll look ahead to a  big change.  A frontal system will approach the state Friday.  Showers and storms will increase.  Much cooler air will follow.  How will that affect the weekend?  How much will rain will fall?   Plus, I have an update on the pollen.  Spoiler alert: things will get worse before they get better.

A weak front in the state today will act as the focus for a few spotty showers…maybe a thunderstorm.  Highs in the 80’s for the 6th day in a row

Our string of highs in the 80’s will continues until Friday.  MUCH cooler air for the weekend.  Showers and thunderstorms are most likely by late Friday into Friday night and early Saturday.

COLD FRONT will bring is a band of showers and thunderstorms during the day Friday and especially Friday night into Saturday morning.  MUCH cooler air will follow.

Rainfall over the next 5 days will be heavier across the northern counties of our state.  Lighter amounts area expected in South Alabama.

Cold front number one brings a significnat temperature drop by the weekend.  Another cold front is about a week away.

The pollen situation, unfortunately, will get worse before it gets better.