Spring-Like Weekend Ahead

| March 8, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

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SEVERE CLEAR: Not a single complaint about Alabama’s weather today. A cloudless sky, low humidity, and temperatures generally in the 60s this afternoon Doesn’t get much better. Some high clouds move into the state tonight, but the weather stays dry, and it won’t be as cold as recent nights; most places will see a low around 40 degrees early tomorrow morning.

SPRING-LIKE WEEKEND: The NAM is printing a high of 70 tomorrow, and 73 Sunday. Quite the contrast to last weekend when temperatures were nearly 30 degrees below average. We will have some high clouds around tomorrow, but there should be a decent amount of sunshine getting through. Then clouds slowly thicken Sunday, and we will have an increasingly gusty south wind ahead of a storm system to the west.

Showers and storms will likely move into West Alabama Sunday night; the window for rain seems to open up around 9:00 p.m.

WET DAY MONDAY: A slow moving band of showers and storms will move through late Sunday night and Monday. Rain amounts of around one inch are likely, and while a strong storm or two is possible, the overall severe weather threat still looks very limited thanks to a fairly stable airmass.

REST OF NEXT WEEK: The weather looks dry for the rest of the week; the sky will clear Tuesday with a slight change to cooler temperatures (the high will be in the upper 50s). We rise to near 70 Wednesday, followed by low 70s Thursday and Friday.

LONG RANGE: The weather still looks fairly stable and dry for the latter half of March, a little unusual for this time of the year. After Monday’s rain event, the GFS shows the next chance of rain about 10 days later… around March 21. See the Weather Xtreme video for the details, maps, and graphics.

TIME CHANGE: Yep, we lose an hour of sleep this weekend. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed tomorrow night as we go back on Daylight Saving Time.

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I had a great time today visiting with the second graders at Edgewood Elementary in Homewood… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 6:00 on ABC 33/40 News! My next Weather Xtreme video will be posted bright and early Monday morning by 7:00 a.m…. Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!


Category: Alabama's Weather

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