Midday Nowcast: Mainly Sunny and Unseasonably Warm

| March 6, 2023 @ 10:43 am

More sun than clouds today and temperatures are 15-20 degrees above average for early March as highs are climbing into the upper 70s and lower 80s. There are a few isolated showers near the Gulf Coast, but those are few and far between down that way. For tomorrow, expect highs in the 70s and 80s, and with more clouds and we will bring the chance of some widely scattered rain as moisture levels rise, but most of the day will be dry.

USA BRIEF: Snow and mixed precipitation will impact most of the north-central US into the Ohio Valley. Rain and snow will move into parts of the Mid-Atlantic by Monday evening into Tuesday. Strong wind, low humidity, and dry fuels will contribute to the areas of Elevated and Critical Risk of fire weather in the Southern High Plains.

REST OF WEEK: A cold front will bring cooler air into the northern two-thirds of the state Wednesday along with periods of rain. Highs will drop into the the lower 60s north of the front, while 70s and 80s are likely to continue across the southern counties. The front stalls across the state Wednesday night, and the weather will remain wet at times Thursday and Friday with occasional rain likely. Some thunder is possible Friday, but there is no risk of severe thunderstorms. Highs Thursday will be in the 60s, while upper 60s and 70s are expected Friday.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: For now, the weekend is looking mainly dry for most of the state Saturday, but rain will return Sunday with another cold front. Highs will be in the 60s for the northern half of the state, with 70s for the southern counties of the state. Severe storms are not expected Sunday with the front.

NEXT WEEK: Overall forecast confidence is low next week in this active pattern, but there is a good chance the weather will trend colder through the week, and there is some potential for a late season freeze by mid-week for parts of North Alabama. On this positive side, the colder air means no risk of severe storms through the week.

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 111.6F at Birni-N’Konni, Niger. The lowest observation was -87.5F at Vostok, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 95F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was -12F at Mackay, ID.

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