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Central Alabama 7 Day Forecast

Ryan Stinnett

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Nice Today, Stormy Tomorrow

| 1:39 pm November 22, 2014

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It has been a terrific day of weather across the state. Mainly sunny conditions with mild temperatures as every location across the state is in the 60s or 70s. For the rest of today and tonight, expect clouds to be increasing and there will be a threat for some scattered showers to develop. Lows tonight should remain in the lower 50s.

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Showers and storms are expected to impact Alabama through the morning and into the early afternoon hours tomorrow. The latest day two convective outlook from the SPC has removed the “enhanced” risk for severe weather out of Alabama, but the southern 2/3 of the state remains in a “slight” risk. This risk area extends almost as far north as the Interstate 20 corridor.

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The main feature will are watching is the warm front that will lift north from the Gulf of Mexico tonight. Depending on how far north this feature makes it will determine how far north the severe weather threat extends. Nevertheless, expect widespread numerous showers and storms tomorrow, with the threat of strong and severe storms, especially the farther south you go. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes will be the greatest concern, but we should also see heavy rainfall in areas as well. By late tomorrow, the bulk of the storms will be out of here with just some lingering showers by tomorrow night. This system should give most of the area a decent soaking, and we expect around one inch over North Central Alabama with 2-3 inches over South Alabama.

Sunny & Chilly Saturday

| 3:24 pm November 15, 2014

After starting the day in the 20s area wide, we are seeing 50s for most locations this afternoon. These temps are a bit warmer compared to the last few days, but still well below average for this time of year.

Heading into the overnight hours, watch for clouds to be increasing from the west as moisture returns to the area. With cloud cover increasing overnight, and a bit more of a southerly winds, it does appears we will stay above freezing tonight. Most locations should see lows in the mid to upper 30s.

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Tomorrow morning we should start the day in the mid-30s for most locations and by the afternoon highs should be in the lower to mid-50s. It will be cloudy tomorrow morning, and by the afternoon, the clouds should begin to yield rain showers across the area. By tomorrow night, the rain should set in and we should see a soaking rain overnight and into Monday.

Frost Advisory Tonight

| 5:58 pm November 9, 2014

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…FROST POSSIBLE IN THE VALLEYS OF NORTHERN ALABAMA TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM CST
MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…OVERNIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 33 TO 37 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS…THE FROST WILL AFFECT SENSITIVE VEGETATION. TAKE
PRECAUTIONS TONIGHT TO PROTECT OUTDOOR PLANTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

Gorgeous Sunday Afternoon

| 3:09 pm November 9, 2014

It is such a beautiful day across the entire state. We are once again seeing a nearly completely clear sky across the state, with just a few clouds over southeastern portions of the state.

It was another chilly start to the day, with widespread 30s and 40s. Under the sun-filled sky, temps are once again in the 60s in most locations this afternoon.

Tonight, under a mostly clear sky, we will see our temps drop back into the 30s area wide. Heading into the work week, temps will be moderating and we should see highs near the 70s degree mark, but by the middle part of the week, a very strong cold front will bring in a very cold air mass into the state to end the week. Enjoy the next few days or warm weather.

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A Nice, Cool Fall Saturday

| 2:18 pm November 8, 2014

It was a chilly start to the day with most locations in the lower to mid 30s this morning. We have since warmed up into the 60s this afternoon under a sun-filled sky.

Now depending on you location across the state, there are varying sky conditions. In the southeastern portions of the state, it is a mostly cloudy day, especially across the Wiregrass Region, as well in the northwestern corner of the state. Central Alabama remains in the sun, and heading into the overnight hours, we should see clouds move into the most area of the state. These clouds will act as a blanket an help keep temps a little warmer overnight with lows closer to 40 for most areas.

For Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower to mid-60s across the area.

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Latest U.S. Drought Monitor

| 11:00 am November 8, 2014

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Much of the state of California continues to suffer from exceptional drought conditions, with little to no relief expected anytime soon. In Texas, recent rains continue to help conditions improve. The exceptional drought conditions there are only affecting northern portions of  Texas and into Oklahoma.

For Alabama, locations across the Tennessee Valley continue to be in the best shape with no drought conditions being reported. Abnormally dry conditions are affecting 67.39% of the state this week, and that has increased from 60.59% of the state last week. Very little rain the last week, continues to allow drought condition to worsen across the state. Last week, moderate drought was occurring in 17.23% of the state, this week, it has jumped to 25.94% of the state. These conditions are very prevalent along the Interstate 20 corridor and for areas to the south.

We also continue to see severe drought conditions persisting in Clay and Tallapoosa counties. As we look at the forecast the next seven days, we do have a chance of rain, but we are not expecting enough to help with these very dry conditions in the state. With the continued dry pattern, it looks as though conditions may continue to get worse before they get better.

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Frost Advisory Tonight

| 8:02 pm November 7, 2014

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…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST
SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST
SATURDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…SATURDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM 33 TO 37 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS…THE FROST WILL AFFECT SENSITIVE VEGETATION. TAKE
PRECAUTIONS TONIGHT TO PROTECT OUTDOOR PLANTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

Time Changes Tonight

| 7:00 pm November 1, 2014

A friendly reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends tonight. We fall back on Standard Time at 2AM in the morning. Don’t forget to set your clocks back before heading to bed, and gain that extra hour of sleep tonight.

With the time changing, that means more sun in the mornings, while evenings will be dark. It will be getting dark closer to 5PM as the amount of daylight hours continues to get shorter until we reach the Winter Solstice just before Christmas.

We will stay on Standard Time until March 8th, 2015.

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