Alagasco Seven Day Forecast
Tuesday September 30, 2014
Forecaster: James Spann
WARM FALL WEATHER: Alabama’s weather will be warm and dry through tomorrow; with a good supply of sunshine both days we project highs in the mid 80s. Some West Alabama communities will see upper 80s tomorrow, the first day of October, when the average high is 80 degrees (in Birmingham). There is no significant chance of rain over the next 48 hours.
COLD FRONT LATE THIS WEEK: Low level moisture begins to return Thursday, and a few scattered afternoon showers are possible… but showers and storms are more likely late Thursday night and during the day Friday ahead of a well defined cold front. Seems like this has potential to bring much of the state around 1/2 inch of rain, with a few isolated amounts over one inch.
Thunderstorms are possible Friday ahead of the front, but parameters don’t seem to favor any signifiant severe weather risk across the Deep South. A decent chance the rain ends by the time high school football games begin Friday night.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Could not be any better. A cool, dry airmass rolls into the state, and both days will feature sunshine in full supply with highs in the 70s, and lows well down in the 50s. Many communities across North/Central Alabama could very well see upper 40s at daybreak Sunday.
Dry weather continues into early next week with just a slow day to day warming trend. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and more details.
TROPICS: A low pressure center is near Bermuda, in the Atlantic, and is moving northeast. Development is not expected there, and the rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.
AT THE BEACH: Mostly sunny and warm weather is likely today and tomorrow from Panama City west to Gulf Shores with highs in the 80s. A few scattered showers and storms are possible Thursday, with showers and storms becoming more numerous Friday. Then, a picture perfect weekend is ahead on the coast with sunny days, fair nights, and highs around 80 degrees.