Spectacular Spring Weather

| March 20, 2008 @ 2:42 pm | 1 Reply

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Be sure and read J.B.’s account of the April 3, 1987 snow event in Alabama… that one caught all of us by surprise. I remember it well.

THE ALABAMA WEATHER STORY: No big change through Saturday… sunny mild days, and clear chilly nights. We warm up into the low 70s tomorrow, but the high will back down into the mid to upper 60s on Saturday as a low level northerly flow develops.

EASTER SUNDAY AND BEYOND: We will expect a cool and dry day Sunday, but some light rain will be possible Sunday night into Monday morning, as low pressure develops southeast of here. The 12Z GFS once again has backed off on the idea of a major eastern U.S. snow storm early next week, but the ECMWF keeps the idea on the table. You can’t ignore the strong upper energy showing up on both models, but for some reason the GFS just does not show a major surface reflection.

The best chance of seeing any snow flakes early Monday will be over Northeast Alabama, but the really significant snow event, if it happens, will be in the general area from North Carolina to New England. We will be watching with interest in coming days.

We begin to warm up Tuesday of next week, with a high back in the low 70s. Wednesday looks dry as well.

THE LAND OF VOODOO: The 12Z GFS is now holding off the rain until the end of next week… Friday March 28. In fact, it shows a front stalling over North Alabama with a chance of rain through the following weekend (March 29-30). Then, a strong impulse brings a round of heavy storms on Monday March 31, followed by drier air. Lots of uncertainty here with little run to run consistency.

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I had a great time this morning speaking to the senior adults at Alberta Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa… what a great crowd. 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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