Snow Showers To Kick Off The Weekend

| February 26, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

Noticed the formatting was fouled up on my afternoon discussion… just got back from a packed Storm Alert 2013 stop at Ohatchee High School tonight. Here is the morning forecast I am posting for tomorrow from our seven day page… which explains the situation…

DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: We projected dry weather for Alabama today with a mix of sun and clouds; most places will see a high in the mid to upper 50s this afternoon with a gusty west wind. Colder air begins to arrive tomorrow as winds veer around to the north, and the high will drop to near 50 degrees. Then, on Friday, clouds begin to increase as the high drops into the upper 40s. We will introduce the chance of a few snow flurries or showers across the northern part of Alabama Friday night as a deep upper trough gets closer.

SATURDAY SNOW SHOWERS: We kick off the first weekend of March with very blustery conditions Saturday. A deep, cold core upper low will rotate through North Alabama, and should bring a good chance of snow showers to the northern two-thirds of the state. While moisture will be limited, these cold core systems can bring some pretty respectable snow rates in the heavier showers, and there is a chance of a dusting to one-half inch of snow, mostly on grassy areas by Saturday night over North Alabama. Temperatures should remain above freezing and travel issues are not expected during the day Saturday, but we will have to watch for “black ice” issues late Saturday night or early Sunday as it turns colder. Otherwise, Saturday will be windy and cold with a high only in the low 40s.

SUNDAY/MONDAY: We project lows down in the 20s early Sunday and Monday. The coldest morning should come early Monday with most places seeing a low in the 22-27 degree range. Some of the normally colder places might even reach the upper teens. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high in the 40s, but we rise into the 50s Monday afternoon as a warming trend begins.

Medium range guidance suggests some rain will be possible by the middle part of next week, followed by another shot of colder air.

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