So Windy And Cold At Midday, The Bright Sunshine Is Not Helping Much

| March 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

All of the western half of Central Alabama is now basking in bright sunshine as we approach the midday hour, while clouds are still continuing to cover the eastern skies. The good news is that the cloud cover will be out of here by the next couple of hours, and all will be clear by sunset.

Unfortunately, we can’t enjoy the nice sunshine after a weekend filled with rainfall, due to the high gradient winds we are experiencing which are making the current temperatures feel much cooler. NWS Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory for all counties in Central Alabama until 7 PM tonight due to sustained winds of 20 to 30 MPH with higher gusts.

Temperatures are ranging from the mid-40s to the lower 50s at 11:55 AM across Central Alabama. Tuscaloosa is the warm spot at 52 degrees.

Weather For The Rest Of Your Monday

We will continue to have clearing skies through the remainder of the afternoon hours, with gusty winds at times and cool temperatures. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid-50s, but with the wind you can expect those temperatures to feel up to 8-10 degrees cooler at times. For tonight, winds will calm down and temperatures will make their trek into the cold category, as overnight lows will be in the upper 20s to the mid-30s. NWS Birmingham has issued a Freeze Warning and a Frost Advisory for parts of the area starting late tonight through tomorrow morning.

Tuesday Remains Cool But Wind Will Be A Little Less

High pressure starts to build in over the north-central plains sending more cooler continental air down into Central Alabama. Skies will be mainly sunny with just a few clouds floating overhead. Winds will be out of the northwest at 7-14 MPH, and that will make temperatures feel up to 5 degrees cooler at times. Afternoon highs will range from the lower 50s to near 60s degrees from north to south. Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories will be likely again for tomorrow night and into Wednesday morning as lows will drop down into the mid-20s to the lower 30s.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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