Alagasco Seven Day Forecast
Saturday afternoon, November 22, 2014
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett
NICE SATURDAY: It has been a terrific day of weather across the state. Mainly sunny conditions with mild temperatures as every location across the state is in the 60s or 70s. For the rest of today and tonight, expect clouds to be increasing and there will be a threat for some scattered showers to develop. Lows tonight should remain in the lower 50s.
CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Friday afternoon it was 81F at Edinburg & Brownsville, Texas. This morning, it was -7F at Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1641: An observer at Boston, MA, recorded a great tempest of wind and rain from the southeast all night, as fierce as a hurricane, and thereupon followed the highest tide which we have seen since our arrival here.
SEVERE WEATHER TODAY: The SPC has issued a marginal and slight risk for severe weather today for Central & Eastern Texas, as well as much of southern Louisiana for today. A few severe thunderstorms are possible today into tonight across these areas. The primary threats in these areas are damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two.
STORMY SUNDAY: Showers and storms are expected to impact Alabama through the morning and into the early afternoon hours tomorrow. The latest convective outlook from the SPC has removed the “enhanced” risk for severe weather out of Alabama, but the southern 2/3 of the state remains in a “slight” risk. This risk area extends almost as far north as the Interstate 20 corridor. The main feature will are watching is the warm front that will lift north from the Gulf of Mexico tonight. Depending on how far north this feature makes it will determine how far north the severe weather threat extends. Nevertheless, expect widespread numerous showers and storms tomorrow, with the threat of strong and severe storms, especially the farther south you go. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes will be the greatest concern, but we should also see heavy rainfall in areas as well. By late tomorrow, the bulk of the storms will be out of here with just some lingering showers by tomorrow night. This system should give most of the area a decent soaking. Not like last weekend, but expect around one inch over North Central Alabama with 2-3 inches over South Alabama.
THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER: The cold front will push through the area on Monday. It could be accompanied by a few showers, but moisture levels will be limited, with highs will be in the 60s. For the rest of the week, the weather trends colder. Our weather looks rain-free Tuesday through Thanksgiving and into the weekend. The coldest days should come on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50 and lows near or just below freezing.
IRON BOWL WEATHER: Weather will not be a factor in the biggest football game of the year. Auburn travels to Tuscaloosa, fans can expect increasing clouds with game time temperatures around 40F, dropping into the 30s. Be prepared to bundle up.