Rain Returns To South Alabama Tomorrow; Statewide Wednesday

| October 28, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

SUN FOR SOME, CLOUDS FOR OTHERS: Satellite images this afternoon show a well defined clearing line across Alabama. Clouds are hanging tough generally west of a line from Lake Guntersville to Tuscaloosa to Livingston. Temperatures there are only in the low 60s… for the rest of the state, the sky is sunny with 70s.

RAIN RETURNS: Clouds will increase tomorrow, and rain is likely over parts of East and Southeast Alabama. Best risk of rain will be south of a line from Roanoke to Montgomery to Gulf Shores… North Alabama most likely will stay dry but only with a limited amount of sun. The high tomorrow will be in the low 70s for most places. Rain will increase statewide tomorrow night as a warm front lifts northward.

Wednesday will be a cloudy day with occasional showers, and possibly a thunderstorm. It won’t rain all day, but a shower could come at any hour. The high will be between 70 and 75 degrees.

HALLOWEEN: Rain is likely during the day Thursday ahead of a cold front. The rain will end from west to east during the late afternoon hours and Thursday night, from west to east across Alabama. Best chance of dry trick or treating during the evening hours, for now, seems to be over the western half of the state… rain could linger over East Alabama through 9:00 or 10:00.

Rain amounts from tomorrow through Thursday night will be in the 2-3 inch range for much of Alabama, another beneficial rain event for the state. Odds of severe weather on Thursday, for now, look low with very limited instability and a saturated atmosphere. SPC for now has a “marginal risk” defined for areas west of Alabama.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The coldest air so far this season will invade Alabama. Friday will be sunny; we start the day in the 31-36 degree range, followed by a high in the mid 50s. The weekend will remain dry with cool days and cold nights… many places will see frost Saturday and Sunday morning, with freezing temperatures for the colder pockets. The high Saturday will be in the upper 50s, followed by low 60s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: At the moment much of the week looks dry with a slow warming trend… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Pablo, in the North Atlantic, is now post tropical. The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

RAIN UPDATE: Birmingham’s rain total for the year is 40.93?; the deficiency is 3.02?.

TIME CHANGE: Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend; we will set the clocks back one hour late Saturday night. Sunset time Sunday November 3 will be 4:53p CST.

ON THIS DATE IN 1999: A Super Typhoon, known as Cyclone 05B reached the equivalent of the Category 5 hurricane on this day. This storm is the strongest tropical cyclone ever record in the North Indian Ocean. Cyclone 05B hit the Indian State of Odisha near the city of Bhubaneswar on October 29. An estimated 10,000 individuals would die from this cyclone, and 1.67 million people were left homeless.

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