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Warming Trend Ahead

| March 6, 2012 @ 5:39 am

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DRY THROUGH MID-WEEK: We begin the day with sub-freezing temperatures for some Alabama communities… at 5:00 Gadsden has dropped to 28… the coldest spot I can find is Valley Head with 27, up in DeKalb County at the foot of Lookout Mountain. But, the dry air over Alabama will warm nicely, and most places will see a high in the mid 60s today with a good supply of sunshine.

The warm-up rolls along through the rest of the week; we high 70 tomorrow, followed by mid 70s on Thursday with a partly sunny sky both days.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: No doubt the weather will be wet at times. While the actual details are a little muddy, the general pattern favors a slow moving upper low approaching from the west, with a stalled surface front just northwest of the state. This means occasional showers and thunderstorms all three days. The rain won’t be continuous, and you might even see a peek or two of sunshine, but you will need to keep the rain gear handy. Rain amounts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday should be in the one inch range.

On the positive side, we don’t expect any severe weather issues, and SPC does not have Alabama in any severe weather risk over the next seven days.

NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND: The 06Z GFS keeps the chance of rain going Monday and even on Tuesday with the slow moving upper low, but other runs have been faster. Confidence in the forecast for early next week is low, but we will keep the chance of rain going at least on Monday. And, out in the land of voodoo, still no sign of any winter weather mischief. See the Weather Xtreme video for more long range details.

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I will be in Piedmont this morning speaking to kids at the elementary and middle schools…. look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 3:30 or so this afternoon. Enjoy the day….


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