A Few Showers By Saturday

| March 27, 2008 @ 2:48 pm | 9 Replies

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What a beautiful spring day… at 2:00 Birmingham was reporting 73 with a south wind averaging 16 mph. Tuscaloosa was at 77, while Evergreen was showing 78. Just a few scattered clouds, otherwise a good supply of sunshine.

Tomorrow should be a similar kind of day with a mix of sun and clouds and a high well up in the 70s.

THE WEEKEND: A weakening front will bring the chance of a few scattered showers, and possibly a thunderstorm on Saturday, but no wash-out and no really heavy rain. Sunday, the ole wedge will kick in, meaning a sharp temperature gradient. The high Sunday near the Mississippi border will be in the 70s, while it should be about 10 degrees cooler near the Georgia line. The chance of rain Sunday looks very small at this time… just a slim chance of a rogue shower somewhere.

NEXT WEEK: The 12Z GFS is pretty discouraging concerning the chance of beneficial rain next week. It now keeps the main upper support on both systems well to the north of Alabama… one on Tuesday, and the following one on Friday. This lessens any chance of a big rain event, which is actually what we need since Birmingham is now 2.44″ behind on rain since January 1. Not good. But remember, this is only model output and things could, and probably will change in coming days. Systems that blow through here the first week of April tend to pack a punch.

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