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THIS AFTERNOON: Rain continues over much of East Alabama this afternoon… but the western counties of the state remain dry. Temperatures are generally in the 70s, but some spots are in the 60s where rain is falling.
TONIGHT/TOMORROW: More wet weather as the upper trough slowly passes through. Expect periods of rain tonight and tomorrow with a few embedded thunderstorms. Additional rain amounts of about one inch are likely, and severe storms should not be a problem with stable air in place. Some places might not reach 70 tomorrow due to clouds and rain.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: These days will be very nice, with ample sunshine both days. The high Wednesday will be in the mid 70s, with 80 degrees possible by Thursday.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The 12Z GFS looks dry for the daytime hours Friday with a high around 80. But, a high amplitude pattern develops over North America, and an approaching upper trough will bring rain back to the state late Friday night and Saturday. Sure looks like most of the rain will fall behind the surface front in the cool air, so at this point Saturday looks like a cool, wet day with rain likely and temperatures holding in the 60s. Some thunder is possible, but the best chance of severe weather Saturday, if we have any at all, will most likely come east of Alabama. Rain amounts of about one inch look likely on Saturday.
Sunday is a question mark. Our ongoing forecasts show improving weather with sunshine returning, but the 12Z GFS shows a deep upper low just east of Alabama, which would keep us mostly cloudy and cool with some risk of scattered light rain. If this solution is correct, we would have a hard time getting out of the 50s Sunday. We will begin to lean in that direction in the forecast and watch model trends.
NEXT WEEK: Monday will be dry but cool with a high around 70 and a low well down in the 40s. Some of the colder spots across North Alabama might reach the upper 30s.
Still no sign of any really serious severe weather threat for Alabama for the next two weeks. See the Weather Xtreme video for all of the graphics that go along with this discussion and more long range ideas.
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