Update Just Prior to Noon

| December 15, 2012 @ 11:23 am

Just prior to 12 noon, clouds covered much of Alabama. The cloud cover was not total with some breaks in the clouds here and there. The extreme northeast corner as well as the southeast quadrant had the least amount of clouds.

The cloud cover has helped to keep temperatures in check just a little. Observations from the 11 o’clock hour showed South Alabama to be in the lower 60s with Central and North Alabama in the 50s, primarily mid and upper 50s. It’s still possible that we will see highs reach the lower 60s for most locations with a steady southerly wind. And a few spots that get a bit more sun with some of those breaks could still see the middle 60s.

The first in a series of three upper air disturbances has moved by us, so we probably won’t see much in the way of patchy rain or showers this afternoon like we saw this morning. With the clouds, a sprinkle is always possible. The second one comes by about midday on Sunday followed by the third one late Sunday night and early Monday. It still appears possible for a few severe storms early Monday, but the overall conditions are still marginal especially related to instability. We’ll be watching how that system unfolds. After all, our Fall severe weather season can spill into the middle of December, so severe weather is not completely out of the question. Lower levels of the atmosphere appear primed with dew points expected to reach the lower 60s.

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Category: Alabama's Weather

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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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