Nice Day for Central Alabama

| February 3, 2013 @ 7:09 am

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If you are headed out early be aware that the fog is especially dense in places, so allow a little extra time for your trip. The fog should lift by 9 to 10 am. After that we should see a mostly sunny day across Central Alabama with afternoon highs getting into the mid and upper 50s.

Monday should be another nice day after a chilly start with clouds thickening up ahead of the next system. That system will bring rain to the area again late Monday and into Tuesday. It looks like the best chances for rain will come during the first half of Tuesday, but it appears likely that the clouds will hang in for the afternoon.

Wednesday should be a mild and sunny day with a high around 62. Typical high for early February in Central Alabama is about 56, so that will feel nice. An upper disturbance moving through the primarily zonal flow pattern aloft will develop a surface low over South Texas that is forecast to slide along the Gulf Coast Thursday. GFS and the European a tad different on this system especially in how much precipitation we are likely to get. So some showers possible Thursday, but with a fast flow in place, rain chances move out quickly. This sets the stage for a nice Friday/Saturday combination before another shot at some rain on Sunday and Monday.

Rainfall amounts both Tuesday and Thursday appear to be relatively light with a total for both days expected to be around half an inch. Rainfall likely to be more along the Gulf Coast especially with the system Thursday.

No signs of any extremely cold air for us for the coming week. And a peek into voodoo country reveals a continuation of the active weather pattern with a wet system around the 13th and another around the 18th. This last one puts us back into winter as the long wave trough position again develops over the eastern half of the country.

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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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