**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today due to our special tornado safety meeting at Fair Park in Birmingham**
THIS AFTERNOON: See the radar below for a look at our weather short after 2:00…
A few strong storms are possible this evening with heavy rain, but severe weather is not expected. We will hang on to the chance of rain through the night as the upper trough just creeps through Alabama. Additional rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely.
TOMORROW: The rain will end from west to east early in the day tomorrow, followed by afternoon clearing. It is possible parts of East Alabama could stay cloudy through the day thanks to the slow movement of the upper trough. If the sun does pop out, we reach the mid 70s. Where clouds hang tough, it will be hard to get out of the 60s.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY: These will be the two driest days of the week; Thursday will feature maximum available sunshine with a high around 80. Low 80s are possible Friday with a partly sunny sky. Moisture will begin to increase, and we might see a shower or two on radar, but most communities will be dry.
THE WEEKEND: See the 12Z GFS model output below valid at 1:00 p.m. Saturday…
The model continues to show a strong surface low around New Orleans, which promises to bring a wet weekend to Alabama. It won’t rain all day Saturday, but it sure looks like at least 2 to 3 hours of rain will be likely, and possibly more. Thunderstorms could be involved, but severe weather looks unlikely in this configuration with the surface low to the south. The rain could very well be heavy at times during the day, and into Saturday night.
The low moves slowly to the east/northeast, and wrap around moisture will keep us cloudy on Sunday with periods of mostly light rain. The GFS has trended a little warmer, showing highs in the low to mid 70s Saturday and Sunday.
Bottom line is that the weekend looks wet; the most widespread and heaviest rain comes on Saturday, with light rain at times Sunday in the wrap around moisture on the back side of the departing surface low.
NEXT WEEK: The weather looks pleasant Monday and Tuesday with a good supply of sunshine both days and a high in the 70s. We will be in the 40s early Monday and Tuesday morning.
You can see the morning Weather Xtreme video for more details and graphics.
BIRMINGHAM TORNADO SAFETY MEETING: We are holding a special severe weather safety program at Fair Park in the CrossPlex meeting room at 6:45 this evening… we are giving away free NOAA Weather Radios to the first 400 adults. And, free Blue Bell ice cream for everyone. I will be there doing the weather live on ABC 33/40 News at 4, 5, and 6:00.
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Category: Alabama's Weather