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Central Alabama 7 Day Forecast

Ryan Stinnett

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Sunny, For Most Spots

| 1:16 pm December 13, 2014

Most locations across the state are basking in an abundance of sunshine this afternoon. Where the sun is out, temps are into the 50s and 60s, making it a beautiful Saturday across the state. However, this is not the case for all locations in the state. An area of cloud cover has moved into the Tennessee Valley as well as portions of West Alabama. Where the clouds are present, temps are hanging in the 40s this afternoon. Most locations in Central Alabama will continue see the mainly clear conditions today.

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Heading into the overnight hours, look for those temps to drop back down into the lower to mid-30s in Central Alabama. As we head into the second half of the weekend, we are expecting plenty of sun. Highs for tomorrow should be in the 60s for all of Central Alabama.

Latest Drought Monitor

| 3:30 pm December 6, 2014

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Much of the state of California continues to suffer from exceptional drought conditions, however, there has been very beneficial rain the last week. 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 63.85% of the state this week, which is the same as last week. Last week, moderate drought was occurring in 12.61% of the state, this week, it increased to 14.76% of the state. These conditions are south of the Interstate 20 corridor.

We also continue to see severe drought conditions persisting in Clay and Tallapoosa counties, as well as southern Mobile and Baldwin counties. These conditions in these locations add up to 3.39% of the state.

The monitor was released on Thursday and since then, very beneficial rains have occurred throughout the state, and we should see improving conditions by the release of next week’s monitor.

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A Few Showers Remain

| 11:56 am December 6, 2014

The bulk of the rain is exiting Central Alabama. The heaviest band of rain is down towards the U.S. 80 corridor. It certainly was a soaking and beneficial rain for part of North-Central Alabama overnight, with radar estimates over four inches in some locations. At midday, we are still seeing a few moderate showers impacting the Birmingham Metro and locations along I-20. Over the next few hours, we should see all the rain taper off and it should be a mainly dry afternoon in Central Alabama.

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Drier air is slowly moving into the state. Through the afternoon, we should continue to see mainly cloudy conditions, but there should be a few peeks of sun. Clouds will slowly decrease in coverage overnight, and we should see more sun than clouds Sunday.

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Mix of Sun & Clouds

| 3:09 pm November 29, 2014

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We continue to see a mix of sun and clouds, but temperatures have slowly warmed today. There is quite the range in temps across the state with lower 50s in Northeast Alabama, and lower 70s down in the Wiregrass Region. In Central Alabama we are seeing upper 50s and lower 60s.

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The clouds present will be acting like a blanket tonight and should keep temps in the upper 40s and lowers 50s tonight. Overall, temps will be about ten degrees warmer tonight.

For Sunday, expect a mix of sun and clouds, highs will be in the upper 60s, and look for some 70s to show up on the maps in Central Alabama. It will be a very nice last day of November for the entire state of Alabama.

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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