Brighter Weather Tomorrow; Arctic Shot Saturday

| February 13, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today… we are at the Academy Sports in Trussville programming weather radio receivers; come by if you need help… we will here from 3:30 until 6:30, and I will be live on ABC 33/40 at 4, 5, and 6:00**

AIN’T NO SUNSHINE: Actually we did see a break or two in the overcast today across Alabama, but the sky is generally cloudy this afternoon, as expected…


The sky should clear late tonight, and we finally will enjoy brighter weather tomorrow and Friday with a high close to 60 degrees both days.

ARCTIC SHOT SATURDAY: Not much change in the overall thinking for Saturday. Breezy and cold with a mix of sun and clouds. We don’t get out of the 30s, and strong forcing from a cold, deep upper trough could squeeze out a few light snow flurries, but moisture is very limited and we don’t expect any accumulation.

Below is output from the NAM model valid Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. CST…


Sunday morning will be cold; most places will see a low between 20 and 25 degrees, but colder spots could easily reach the upper teens. Then, a warming process begins Sunday afternoon as we rise back into the 50s. The cold shot won’t last long.

NEXT WEEK: The next round of rain and storms will blow through here after midnight Monday night into Tuesday. There will be some decent dynamic support, but there won’t be much surface based instability, and for now the severe weather risk looks low. Rain amounts of around one inch are likely before drier air arrives Tuesday night.

ACTIVE PATTERN: The weather looks active through the latter half of the month with multiple chances for rain and storms; see the morning Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details…

STORM ALERT 2013: Our annual severe weather awareness tour across Alabama continues through February. We will share lessons learned after the April 27, 2011 generational tornado event, along with other amazing weather stories. Learn how to keep your family safe during severe weather, and have a chance to win some cool prizes as well. Here are the remaining Storm Alert tour dates…

February 21 Clanton – Jeff State Performing Arts Center
February 26 Ohatchee – Ohatchee High School
February 28 Clay – Clay/Chalkville High School

All shows begin at 6:30… be sure and get there early to get a good seat.

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Hope to see some of you out at the Academy Sports in Trussville this evening…. look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…


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