Midday Nowcast: Increasing Clouds with Rain/Storms on the Way

| March 30, 2021 @ 11:37 am

Our winds are becoming southerly today and moisture levels are on the rise allowing clouds to increase ahead of an approaching cold front this afternoon and evening.

A few showers and storms are possible the afternoon, but most locations will remain dry, highs today are in the low to mid 70s. We do note the SPC has portions of Northwest Alabama in a risk area today, but that would be for overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning as storms roll into Northwest Alabama

Tomorrow, the cold front will move into Alabama bringing a band of showers and thunderstorms into the state.

As of right now, the SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms for most of Alabama tomorrow as some thunderstorms will be capable of producing small hail, strong winds, and a brief, isolated tornado or two. Of course this risk level could be upgraded in upcoming outlooks, so check back for updates.

The line of storms should move into Northwest Alabama early tomorrow morning, pushing through the Birmingham late morning, towards the Montgomery area by midday, and out of Southeast Alabama by late afternoon. Everyone needs to be weather aware tomorrow as it only takes one storm to make this a very bad day for the state. Of course, make sure you have a way of receiving warnings if they are needed. Once the front passes your locations, temperatures will take a tumble and many locations will fall into the 50s and perhaps upper 40s by late tomorrow.

LATE SEASON COLD SNAP: A couple or morning freezes are expected Thursday and Friday morning as the colder, drier air mass settles into the state for a couple of days. Look for lows Thursday morning in the low to mid 30s. Thursday will be a sunny, and unseasonably cool day with highs struggling to reach the mid 50s and add in a gusty northwest wind, it will be feeling colder.

FRIDAY MORNING FREEZE: The winds go light and with a clear sky Friday morning, temperatures will have no problem falling below freezing in most locations across Central and North Alabama as we project lows in the 23-33 degree range…

This is not unusual for early April, but if you have caught spring fever and set sensitive vegetation out, you’ll have to take precautions to protect it. Friday will be sunny and cool, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 111.2F at Nawabshah, Pakistan. The lowest observation was -81.8F at Vostok, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 97F at Ocotillo Wells, CA and Lake Havasu, AZ. The lowest observation was 6F at Spincich Lake, MI.

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