Our Weather Situation Across Central Alabama At Midday

| December 28, 2017 @ 11:29 am

How Is The Weather Outside At 11:20 AM

As we approach the midday hour in Central Alabama, we have mainly clear skies across the northern half of the area with a few high thin clouds filtering the sun’s rays a little. Skies are mostly cloudy across the southern portions of the area, and a few showers are embedded in those clouds. Those showers are south of Central Alabama at this point and there is only a very small chance that one of those could move over the southern portions of Pike and Barber counties.

Temperatures are running from the mid and upper 30s in the north to the 40s and just at 50 degrees in the south. Birmingham was at 43 degrees, while the warm spot was Eufaula at 50 degrees. The cool spot was Haleyville at 34 degrees. Not really any wind chill factor out there at this points, as winds are currently light across the area.

For The Rest Of Your Thursday

We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds for the northern half of Central Alabama, while the southern half will have mostly cloudy skies and a very small chance of showers in the extreme southern parts of Pike and Barbour counties. Afternoon highs will top out in the lower 40s to near 50 degrees from north to south. We’ll continue to have partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the are for this evening and through the overnight hours. No rain is expected, and overnight lows will be in the lower 20s to the mid-30s.

Friday’s Weather

After another cold start to the morning, temperatures will not warm all that much across Central Alabama. We’ll have mostly clear skies throughout the area, with just a few more clouds in the southern half of Central Alabama. No precipitation will be falling throughout the day, and highs will only top out in the upper 40s to the lower 50s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s to the mid-30s under mainly clear skies.

Thoughts On New Year’s

I took a look at the latest runs of the GFS and European models and put those solutions in a post that went up earlier this morning. You can read it by clicking here.

Traveling To The Bowl Games

After pouring over the 12z model data for a good while, I think (at this point) it would be a good idea if you can leave out before noon on Sunday, or wait until after sunrise on Monday morning. The trends have come in much drier this morning than it has over the past few days, but the time frame for any wintry precipitation to fall over Central Alabama will be from around midday until late evening on Sunday. There could be some icy spots form on bridges and overpasses during that time frame, along with the lesser traveled roads. The forecast is still as clear as mud at this point, so keep checking back with us during the next couple of days for the latest updates.

This Day In Weather History
1987 – A storm off the Middle Atlantic Coast produced heavy snow in the Appalachians and the northeastern U.S. Snow and high winds created blizzard conditions in southeastern Massachusetts. Cape Cod received thirteen inches of snow, and snow drifts three feet deep were reported around Chatham MA. Strong winds produced wind chill readings as cold as 60 degrees below zero in southwestern New England. In the western U.S., a Pacific coast storm produced heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada Range of California, with 24 inches reported at Mammoth Mountain.

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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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