Mild Weather Continues

| November 18, 2012 @ 7:05 am

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A crisp feel to the air this morning, but another mild afternoon in store for Central Alabama as the string of fine Fall days keeps rolling along. We’re still dealing with the trough and closed low off the Southeast US coast just east of Jacksonville, but that system having little impact on our weather other than keeping us in a coolish pattern. A short wave trough will move across the area on Tuesday, but it appears unlikely that we will see enough moisture for any rain. Clouds will be present making for a partly sunny day Tuesday, but I think we stay dry.

That trough digs into the one just off the East Coast and deepens it a bit, but a ridge moves over us on Thanksgiving Day bringing a gorgeous day for enjoying some wonderful food and family and friends.

The next BIG event will be the Iron Bowl on Saturday. Interesting look to the pattern as the GFS suggests a front approaching Central Alabama on Saturday afternoon. While the GFS is not suggesting anything close to a big rain event, it is suggesting scattered showers with the front. However, the European is much faster and somewhat drier with this system bringing the front through late Friday and pretty dry. So it still looks like the weather will be good for the game with temperatures in the middle 60s at kickoff and falling to near 60 by the end of the game.

No severe weather expected by SPC for much of the upcoming week. And the tropics remain quiet.

The overall look out in voodoo country has changed a bit. No longer is there a deep trough forecast along the West Coast, but there is still a wet look to the overall pattern for us.

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Heading back to the Birmingham area tomorrow after a very nice visit with my daughter in Chicago. Weather was cool but dry which allowed us an opportunity to do a little photography. James Spann will be back with the next edition of the Weather Xtreme Video on Monday morning. Have a great day and Godspeed.


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Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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