Saturday was a fantastic however chilly day throughout Alabama. Highs had been largely within the 40s, together with 44F at Anniston, 46F at Birmingham, and 47F at Calera. It was 50F at Tuscaloosa.
WET WEATHER AHEAD: The following two weeks appear like they are going to be moist ones throughout a lot of Alabama. With that wetness will come heat as nicely. Two-week rainfall totals might strategy 6 or extra inches in spots. Let’s form of dig in and see how which may play out.
OR YOUR SUNDAY: Excessive strain shall be ridging into Alabama as we speak, giving us one other good day of largely sunny skies. A number of excessive clouds will work in throughout the day.. Winds will steadily change into extra southerly and temperatures will heat into the 50s. Lows tonight shall be within the 30s.
MOISTURE BUILDS FOR THE HOLIDAY MONDAY: Moisture ranges shall be rising and clouds shall be rising tomorrow. A southerly wind shall be rising as nicely, gusting at instances to 25-30 mph at instances. Highs will heat into the higher 50s and decrease 60s. A number of showers will start to encroach on the world late, particularly over Northwest Alabama. Rain possibilities will enhance in a single day, and many of the rain will transfer out throughout the morning hours on Tuesday. Rainfall quantities from this primary system shall be lower than one-quarter of an inch typically.
MIDWEEK PERIOD: Skies will change into partly sunny throughout the day on Tuesday and temperatures will heat into the higher 60s and decrease 70s for the reason that airmass won’t change when the rain strikes out. There could possibly be a couple of showers throughout the afternoon, and I wouldn’t be stunned to listen to somewhat thunder, as a meager quantity of instability could also be out there. One other wave of low strain will swing throughout on Wednesday, bringing rising rain possibilities and a particular likelihood of thunderstorms. They shouldn’t be extreme although. Highs on Wednesday shall be within the higher 60s to decrease 70s after morning lows within the 50s. A chilly entrance shall be transferring by on Thursday, giving us extra showers and storms. Among the storms shall be sturdy, primarily over South Alabama.
HEADING TO THE WEEKEND: Clouds shall be reducing behind the entrance on Friday and temperatures shall be a tad cooler with highs within the center 50s to decrease 60s. However rain will return shortly on Saturday as yet one more moist climate system heads our means. Rain possibilities will enhance late within the day and change into regular in a single day, lasting into Sunday. It might find yourself being an excellent soaking for a lot of the world, with rainfall quantities pushing 2-4 inches throughout the world.
ALL OF THAT ADDS UP: If these techniques materialize because the GFS is forecasting, some components of Alabama could possibly be pushing up over 6 inches of rain, and a few approaching 10 inches. That’s fairly critical rainfall and one thing that can begin to result in flooding fairly shortly.
TALKING ABOUT ADDING UP: The snowpack over the Sierra Mountains of California is beginning to actually add up. The snowpack proper now throughout the northern Sierra is already at 199% of regular for the date, the Central Sierra at 229% of regular, and the southern Sierra at 263% or regular! And it has been snowing to beat the band all by the Sierra since late final evening. Snowfall charges reached 4 inches per hour and I-80 was fully shut down throughout Donner Go. Giant avalanches are doubtlessly an issue within the Lake Tahoe space as nicely. One other spherical of heavy snow will transfer in tonight and proceed for a lot of Monday.
BEACHCAST: The temporary cool snap alongside the gorgeous seashores of Alabama and Northwest Florida will depart beginning as we speak, with highs close to 60F this afternoon and 70s returning till week’s finish. Showers shall be absent till late Monday, however they are going to be a distinguished a part of the forecast by the top of the week and even over the weekend as waves of low strain convey precipitation. However at the very least the delicate readings will just about proceed with 70s on Saturday and higher 60s on Sunday. Water temperatures are within the higher 50s. The rip present threat shall be excessive beginning Monday evening.
NATIONALLY: Survey crews from the NWS in Birmingham are nonetheless working to tabulate the entire tornadoes from Thursday throughout their space of duty. As of Friday, they’d already written reviews on seven tornadoes, they usually had not even reported on Autauga and Elmore Counties but. Of the 7, 4 had been EF2, together with the Selma Twister. They warn that a number of the storms might nonetheless be upgraded. The Selma Twister was on the bottom for 23.6 miles. The NWS in Cell reviews 3 tornadoes, together with one EF2 and the morning twister up in Huntsville’s County Warning Space was a excessive finish EF1.
DANCING WITH THE STATS: 62F at Fast Metropolis SD yesterday tied their file for the date.
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ON THIS DATE IN 1958: There have been 4 hurricane reconnaissance planes misplaced for the reason that apply was began within the mid-Forties. Three have been misplaced within the Pacific, one within the Atlantic. A WB-50 from the 54th Climate Reconnaissance Squadron on Guam was misplaced throughout Supertyphoon Orphelia southwest of Guam. Comply with my climate historical past tweets on Twitter. I’m @wxhistorian at Twitter.com.