Weather Xtreme: Dry & Warm on Saturday, A Few Showers Possible on Sunday Afternoon

| September 26, 2020 @ 5:00 am

THE CENTRAL ALABAMA WEEKEND

We’ll start off the day with some patchy fog across Central Alabama during the morning hours, but once that lifts, we’ll have a mix of sun and clouds while staying dry. Temperatures will be a little warmer reaching the upper 70s to the lower 80s.

Sunday will start off decent but moisture will begin to work into the area from the south and southwest. With the heating of the day, a few isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms may fire up during the afternoon and into the early evening hours. Highs will be in the lower to mid-80s across the area.

THE WORK WEEK AHEAD

A cold front will approach from the west on Monday and eventually move through Central Alabama during the second half of a day. There will be enough lift for scattered showers and storms to form along and ahead of the front. At this point, chances will be less than 50/50 and not everyone will get rainfall at your location. Highs will be in the lower to mid-80s.

We’ll see a big difference in high temperatures behind the cold front on Tuesday, but we’ll have rain likely at times throughout the day. No thunder is expected as the cooler temperatures will lead to a more stable airmass. Highs will only top out in the upper 60s to the mid-70s.

Rain is out of here by Wednesday as the cold front will be over the east coast and across the Northern Florida Peninsula. We may have a stray shower pop up during the mid-afternoon hours, but that is looking highly unlikely at this point. Skies will be mainly sunny and highs will be in the lower to mid-70s.

Thursday and Friday will feature plenty of sunshine and cool temperatures that will be a decent bit below normal for late September. Afternoon highs on both days will top out in the upper 60s to the mid-70s across the area.

THE TROPICS ARE SURPRISINGLY QUIET

Tropical cyclone activity is all quiet across the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. No new tropical cyclone formation is expected throughout the next five days. Beta has completely dissipated, so we have nothing to keep our eyes on the map for the moment.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY

1955 – Hurricane Janet underwent extreme deepening in the Caribbean south of Cuba. Janet went from a category 1 to a category 4 hurricane in only 24 hours. A U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane was lost within Janet on this day – the only recon plane ever lost to a hurricane.

2004 – Hurricane Jeanne with its large 60-mile diameter eye made landfall at Hutchinson Island, Florida, the same place Hurricane Frances had made landfall three weeks earlier. Winds at the time where 120 mph with a central pressure of 950 millibars. Wind gusts of 128 mph were recorded at Fort Pierce, Florida, and 122 mph at Vero Beach, Florida. The storm surge reached 10 feet and Live Oak, Florida recorded 10.88 inches of rain. As a weakening Jeanne moved inland over the Southeast during the next two days, the storm spawned 42 tornadoes. Total damage was 6.9 billion dollars with 5 deaths in the U.S. A week before the hurricane produced excessive rains in Haiti with massive flooding and mudslides which resulted in over 3000 deaths in that country.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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