Quite Breezy & Cool At Midday… Gives Me A Case Of “The Mondays”

| April 16, 2018 @ 12:50 pm

Conditions At 12:45 PM In Central Alabama

It is a very cool and breezy day across Central Alabama as we have crossed over into the afternoon hours. Even with the amount of sunshine that we are being graced with, it doesn’t help the temperatures feel any better at all. At this point, temperatures are ranging from the mid-40s in the north to the upper 50s in the south. Birmingham was at 46 degrees at 12:45 PM, with the warm spot being Eufaula at 58 degrees. The cool spots were Haleyville and Cullman, both at 45 degrees.

Weather For The Rest Of Your Monday

With low pressure located just east of the Great Lakes on Monday, along with an area of high pressure located of the southeastern Texas coast, we’ll have breezy conditions throughout the day with winds averaging 15-25 MPH out of the west-northwest, gusting up to 35 MPH at times. Afternoon highs will only top out in the lower 50s to the lower 60s from north to south underneath mainly sunny skies. Monday night will be chilly and clear, with lows dropping into the mid-30s to the lower 40s.

Wind Advisory Issued For Eastern Half Of Central Alabama Until 9:00PM

Increasing pressure gradients will result in windy conditions across the eastern half of Alabama this afternoon through early evening. Therefore, the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 9:00 PM for Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Tallapoosa counties. Winds will generally be 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. These gusty winds could cause difficulty driving, a few downed trees, or a few larger tree limbs to fall.

A Lot Better Weather For Your Tuesday
The good news is that after a chilly start, Tuesday will be a much warmer day with afternoon highs topping out in the mid to upper 70s underneath sunny skies. Clear skies continue into Tuesday night with lows dipping down into the lower to mid-50s.

It’s That Time Again…
The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be April 20-22 at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park! Make plans for the event that has been voted “Best Annual Event” & “Best Sporting Event” in Birmingham. Kids 15 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult, and three-day general admission tickets are $69. Single day tickets are $15. Pack a picnic/cooler and bring the family out for a weekend full of activities and racing! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!

Weather will be great to watch the on-track activity at Barber Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday, with highs in the lower to mid-70s. Sunday may involve some rain, but it’s too early to know the exact details how it will affect the day. Sunday’s high will be in the mid-70s.

The First Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting for 2018 is Tomorrow Night
The Central Alabama NWA Chapter will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 PM. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Kevin Laws, acting Meteorologist-in-Charge at the National Weather Service – Birmingham. His topic will be, “Does the National Weather Service Have a False Alarm Problem?” The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn Birmingham-Colonnade 280. All that is interested in weather is welcome to attend the meeting. Please CLICK HERE for more information and directions.

On This Day In Weather History
1851 – The famous “Lighthouse Storm” raged near Boston Harbor. Whole gales and gigantic waves destroyed Minot Light with its two keepers still inside. The storm resulted in great shipping losses and coastal erosion.

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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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