A Fantastic Tuesday Across the Area Just Before Midday

| October 19, 2021 @ 11:32 am

Other than a few fair-weather clouds starting to show on satellite (and I mean like one or two clouds), skies across Central Alabama just before the midday hour are clear. Temperatures across the area were in the lower 60s to the lower 70s across the area, ranging from as cool as 60 degrees in Gadsden, to as warm as 72 degrees down in Troy. Birmingham was at 67 degrees.

A few more clouds may develop with the heating of the day, but overall skies will remain mostly sunny. Afternoon highs will eventually top out in the lower 70s to the upper 70s across the area, mainly from northwest to southeast. For tonight, skies will be mainly clear, with overnight lows dipping into the upper 40s in the northeast to the mid-50s in the southwest.

Ridging over the southeast will start to weaken, which will allow for some moisture to return to the area on Wednesday, but only a very small chance of a shower or two is forecast for the extreme southwestern parts of the area on Wednesday. A cold front will attempt to push through the area on Thursday which will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area, with a very small chance of a strong storm or two, but no severe weather is expected at this time. Models are wishy-washy on the front location for Friday, with some guidance showing the front making it to the Gulf Coast before stalling, while others have the front stalling across Central Alabama and moving back to the north. We’ll keep a very small chance for showers in the forecast for this time.

The good news is that we’ll have fantastic weather across Central Alabama for the weekend, as we can expected bright sunshine, very few clouds at all, and really nice temperatures. Highs look to be in the mid-70s to the lower 80s.

The tropics remain astonishingly quiet, and no new tropical cyclones are expected to develop within the next five days. Remember, the end of the season doesn’t arrive until the end of the day on November 30th.

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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