Conditions Across Central Alabama At Midday

| November 9, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

CONDITIONS AT 12:00 PM: Clearing is already happening in the northwestern part of Central Alabama, while a few showers are still lingering in the southeastern parts. The good news is that shower activity will move completely out of the state within the next hour or two, and that clearing will slowly progress across the rest of Central Alabama. Temperatures are rather cool at this point as well, with lower 50s to 60 degree readings showing up across the area. The warm spot is actually Haleyville at 60 degrees with full bright sunshine, while Birmingham has clouds and only at 52 degrees.

REST OF TODAY: Rain will come to an end in the southeastern parts of the area within the next hour or two, while the rest of Central Alabama will be rain free. Clearing will continue to progress eastward throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening hours. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 50s to the lower 60s, and winds will be out of the north at 3-6 MPH. A cold front will move through the area late tonight and during the overnight hours, but it will only bring a reinforcing shot of cool and dry air. Skies will be clear across all of Central Alabama as we reach midnight tonight, and overnight lows will drop into the upper 30s to the lower 40s.

FRIDAY’S WEATHER: A cold front will start of the day in the extreme southern portions of Central Alabama and it will continue its southern progress throughout the day. That means we’ll have cool and refreshing air moving in behind the front, along with sunny skies and dry conditions. Afternoon highs will be throughout the 60s from north to south in the area. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 MPH. For Friday evening, and for those wondering about the high school football games, we will see clear skies and cool temperatures throughout. Temperatures will be in the 50s throughout the area at kickoff and dropping into the lower 40s to the lower 50s by the final whistle. Winds will be light and out of the north. Overnight lows will be in the mid-30s to the mid 40s.

THE TROPICS: Rina has now become post-tropical as she is located over the cold waters for the North Atlantic Ocean. She is moving to the northeast at 40 MPH, and her maximum sustained winds were at 45 MPH as of the last advisory at 9:00 AM CST. Rina is forecast to dissipate sometime tomorrow. There are no other spots of interest in the Atlantic Basin at this time.

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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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