Spectacular Spring Day

| April 16, 2008 @ 3:23 pm | 6 Replies

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What a beautiful day. After a cold morning, most communities are near 70 degrees at mid-afternoon with a cloudless sky. Tomorrow will be just as nice, with a high in the mid 70s.

NEXT RAIN: The 12Z GFS shows the primary window for showers and storms with the next short wave will come from about 6:00 p.m. Friday through 6:00 a.m. Saturday. Instability values are very limited, which should prevent a major severe weather problem this time. But, a few strong storms are possible. Rain totals between one-half and three-quarters of an inch are likely.

OUR WEEKEND: The sky will become partly sunny on Saturday with a high in the low 70s, and Sunday should feature ample sunshine with a warm afternoon. The 12Z GFS is printing a high of 81 for Sunday afternoon… so we might need to nudge our temperature forecast upward a bit.

NEXT WEEK: Moist air moves into Alabama Monday, and a shower might pop up somewhere, but widespread rain doesn’t look likely due to an upper air ridge across the Deep South. In fact, our weather looks warm and humid Monday through Wednesday with highs in the low 80s with just a few widely scattered showers.

A major upper trough over the Northwest U.S. will lift slowly northward into Canada, but the trailing front will bring a chance of showers and storms by Thursday and Friday of next week.

VOODOO LAND: No major weather systems show up in the April 27-May 2 time frame, but an occasional front will bring a few days with showers and storms.

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I enjoyed speaking to the second graders at Vincent Elementary this morning… be looking for them on the KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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