Clouds will increase today…however southwest flow will allow temperatures to warm well into the 70′s this afternoon.
The warm, pleasant weather will come to an abrupt and temporary halt tonight as two upper level troughs move into Alabama.
Chances for rain showers will move into the southwestern areas of the state later this afternoon. During the night, the best chance for rain looks to be across eastern sections of the state where life and moisture appear to be the greatest.
There could also be enough instability for some thunder showers, however nothing severe.
A northern stream trough will come into play after midnight as it causes a strong cold front to surge south. We can expect light showers through at least noon on Wednesday.
The front will blast through on Wednesday with temperature taking a nosedive. Winds will likely reach over 25 mph late morning and afternoon, with gusts to 40 mph.
The much cooler and drier conditions will spread into the state for Wednesday night into Thursday.
An overall warmer pattern is in store for Alabama through Wednesday of next week.
A relatively benign and perhaps welcome pattern is in the forecast for the next several days.
The large scale pattern will feature a general zonal flow across the southeast. A series of upper short waves will mover through the atmosphere.
This will produce chances for rain showers on Sunday and more widespread chances on Tuesday night into Wednesday.
The high temperatures on Saturday will reach into the upper 60′s across northern sections, and perhaps the low 70′s across much of central and southern areas.
Clouds will move into the state Saturday night, and into Sunday. A few light showers will be possible overnight Saturday into Sunday.
A upper trough is digging across the Central Plain states and into Texas. As this trough swings east-southeastward, it is expected to form a closed low over Arkansas and Louisiana strengthening by Thursday morning.
Rain chances begin after Midnight tonight across the southern counties. Rain will continue to spread across the remainder of the area Thursday morning.
Rainfall amounts through early Friday should range in the 1/4 to 1/2 inch range for most of the state.
A cold air wedge of air to our east along with cloud clover and overrunning precipitation will make for a cold dreary day.
Readings most likely will stay in the 40′s through the day Thursday, with temperatures possibly going down a couple of degrees here and there during the day. Although on the cool side, temperatures will stay above freezing.
Rain is expected to continue into Thursday night as the low moves across the state. By Friday morning, the surface low is pushing up the eastern Atlantic Coast, while the upper low is trailing on its heels.
Some wrap around precipitation will remain possible in the eastern half of the state on Friday morning. Look for temperatures to warm some as rain ends, and clouds begin to slowly decrease during the afternoon.
The weather is a real mess just to the north of Alabama this morning. Temperatures around here overnight have stayed above freezing, so we’ve received just a cold rain.
The main story will be the drastic change to colder weather today, after yesterday’s very mild temperatures.
Highs will be reached today for most locations early this morning, and temperatures will drop throughout the day with a brisk north wind.
We can’t rule out a few flurries across the northern counties later this morning, but the dry air will be filtering in very quickly.
This should end the precipitation left over by this afternoon.