Alagasco Seven Day Forecast
Thursday July 24, 2014
Forecaster: James Spann
SHOWERS AND STORMS STILL POSSIBLE TODAY: A surface front pushing into the moist air over Alabama will bring more showers and storms to the state today; organized severe weather is not expected, although a few storms are certainly possible, much like yesterday. Today should be the 10th consecutive day with a high below 90 degrees in Birmingham.
TOMORROW AND SATURDAY: Drier air moves down into North Alabama, and these two days should be mostly rain-free for the northern half of the state. Scattered storms will be confined to the southern counties of our Alabama, and our highs will be pretty close to 90 degrees.
A cold front, supported by a deepening upper trough over the eastern third of the nation, will move into Alabama late Sunday or early Monday. The latest of the GFS model hints the best chance of showers and storms along the front could very well be from about 9 p.m. Sunday through 9:00 a.m. Monday. Drier air will begin flowing into North Alabama Monday afternoon.
ANOTHER REFRESHING AIRMASS: Here we go again… potential for more record lows across Alabama by Wednesday morning of next week. Highs drop into the low to mid 80s Tuesday and Wednesday with low humidity, and it looks like a low early Wednesday between 58 and 62 (the record low for July 30 is 61, set in 1994). This cool airmass will come at a time when summer heat is typically at it’s peak. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
TROPICS: Tropical depression two dissipated yesterday in the Atlantic, and with very dry air covering much of the Atlantic basin, tropical storm formation is not expected anytime soon.
GULF COAST WEATHER: Not bad at all. We project about 7 to 9 hours of sunshine each day from panama City to Gulf Shores through the weekend with only widely scattered storms each day. Highs in the mid to upper 80s on the immediate coast, with sea water temperatures mostly in the mid 80s.