Line Of Showers And Storms Out There At Midday

| October 10, 2017 @ 12:07 pm


We currently have a ragged line of showers and storms over the west and northwestern parts of the area as we make the approach to the noon hour. Nothing strong or severe, and we’re not expecting anything to be severe today, and not that much lightning at this time either. One concern is the slow movement to the east, as the cells in this line are moving to the northeast and training over the same areas. The radar image we’re sharing is from Columbus, Mississippi, as the Birmingham radar is down with technical difficulties. The rest of Central Alabama is dry at the moment.


Rainfall is keeping temperatures cooler in the northwestern parts of Central Alabama, while a good bit of sunshine is making it to the surface nearly everywhere else in the area. We are ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s across the area, with the current temperature in Birmingham at 82 degrees. Selma and Montgomery have a good bit of Sunshine at this point, and are coming in as the warm spots at 86 degrees, while Cullman has rain cooled air and clouds holding the reading back at 75 degrees.


A cold front is starting to make its way toward Central Alabama, and will make its arrival during the late night hours tonight; but for today, we’ll continue to have warm moist air advecting in ahead of that front with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly west of I-65. Those showers and storms will continue to slowly progress to the east throughout the day, but will eventually diminish in coverage before making into east-central Alabama. A few isolated showers are possible tonight, but unlikely. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid-80s throughout much of Central Alabama, with a few upper 80s to the southeast. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.


The cold front will move through Central Alabama during the day on Wednesday, bringing with it much lower dewpoint levels. We’ll continue to have an upper ridge in place, so the warm temperatures are here to stay for at least the rest of the work week and through the weekend. A few showers and storms could fire up ahead of the front during the afternoon hours, but those will be few and far between, and most of the area will remain dry. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s for most, with lower 80s to the northwest. Skies will become mostly clear for much of the area, with some clouds hanging around in the southeast, and low temperatures will reflect that. Any rain that does form during the day will diminish completely by sunset. Lows will be in the upper 50s to the mid-60s in the northwestern half, with upper 60s to the lower 70s in the southeast.


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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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