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Mid-Week Warm-Up

| March 6, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

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THIS AFTERNOON: What a delightful day. Ample sunshine through high, thin clouds, and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. The humidity is low, and the visibility is excellent.

THE DAYS AHEAD: With a partly sky tomorrow, we should hit the 70 degree mark, followed by mid 70s on Thursday. The sky Thursday will be generally cloudy, but for now it looks like we stay dry.

WEEKEND WET AT TIMES: Not much change in the overall thinking for Friday and the weekend. A closed upper low to the west of the state will send out occasional ripples of energy aloft, making for unsettled weather. We will mention a chance of occasional showers and thunderstorms Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The 12Z GFS actually looks a little drier Friday, but no doubt we still need to mention at least a chance of showers. On Saturday and Sunday, the rain won’t be continuous, but showers could come at any time, and there could be a few thunderstorms involved. Still no evidence to support any really significant risk of severe weather at this point. Rain amounts of around one inch are likely Friday through Sunday, with the heaviest rain, most likely, over the Tennessee Valley of extreme North Alabama. The 12Z GFS MOS shows highs in the low 70s Friday through Sunday.

NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND: We will need to keep a chance of showers and storms going on Monday, but showers should begin to thin out greatly on Tuesday as the upper low opens up and lifts away from the state. And, no sign of any late season winter weather mischief through mid-March. See the Weather Xtreme video for details on long range weather.

AT THE BEACH: Hard to believe, but some school systems and universities are off next week for spring break. For the area from Panama City west to Gulf Shores… looks like the sky will be generally cloudy Saturday through Tuesday of next week with only about 2 to 4 hours of sunshine each day. And, each day there will be a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. No total wash-out, however.

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I had a great time today visiting with 2nd graders, and 6th graders at Piedmont Elementary/Middle School in northern Calhoun County… those kids will be on the Pepsi KIDCAM tomorrow evening… tonight you will see kids from Trinity United Methodist Pre-School in Homewood, and West Elementary in Vestavia on the Pepsi KIDCAM. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….


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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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