Can We Keep This Weather for the Rest of 2020? Very Nice at Midday

| October 1, 2020 @ 12:07 pm

Skies are sunny across Central Alabama as we approach the lunchtime hour on this first day of October. There may be a little smokey haze in the skies in the southern and southwestern parts of the area from the fires out west, but other than that, cobalt blue skies and full sunshine greet us as we step outside on our midday break. Temperatures were in the lower 70s to the lower 80s across the area from northwest to southeast. Haleyville was the cool spot right at 70 degrees while Troy was leading the pack at 81 degrees. The good news is that the Eufaula ASOS station has been repaired enough to give us temperature readings, and it is showing 76 degrees. Birmingham was at 73 degrees.

Skies will continue to stay sunny through the afternoon and into the early evening hours with afternoon highs reaching the mid-70s to the lower 80s across the area from northwest to southeast. The weather will continue to be quiet and skies will be clear as go through the late-night and overnight hours. Lows will fall into the mid-40s to the lower 50s.

It will be nearly 7-10 degrees cooler for highs on Friday as we’ll get a reinforcing shot of cool dry air from the north and northwest. Other than that, the weather will not be that different. Skies will be sunny and humidity values will remain low. Highs will be in the mid-60s to the lower 70s.

Get ready for crisp and cool nights for Friday night and Saturday night. Friday night temperatures around 10:00 pm will be in the lower to mid-50s and dropping into the 40s for the overnight lows. Saturday night around 10:00 pm will be in the mid to upper 50s and dropping into the upper 40s to the lower 50s for the overnight lows.

THE TROPICS ARE STARTING TO GET ACTIVE AGAIN

A tropical wave located over the west-central Caribbean Sea is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Conditions are expected to be conducive for development of this system, and a tropical depression is likely to form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea or the south-central Gulf of Mexico, possibly before the system reaches the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday. Interests in Belize, the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and western Cuba should monitor the progress of this disturbance.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.

Another tropical wave located just east of the Lesser Antilles is also producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This wave is forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph during the next several days, and environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for development when the system is over the central or western Caribbean Sea early next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Tropical

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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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