A Cool Breeze; Still Sunny

| March 13, 2013 @ 5:47 am

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DRY AIR STAYS IN PLACE: Today will be another sunny day across Alabama, but temperatures will be about ten degrees below average for mid-March; the high will be in the mid 50s with a very cool northwest breeze averaging 12-25 mph. The wind will die down tonight, and we expect temperatures to drop into the sub-freezing range early tomorrow, with most places seeing a low between 26 and 32 degrees. Then, a warming trend begins tomorrow afternoon as we rise into the upper 50s.

VERY MILD WEEKEND: Friday will be much warmer with a sunny sky and a high around 70 degrees. Then, we project a high in the mid 70s Saturday and Sunday a partly sunny sky both days. To the north, showers are possible over the weekend across parts of Tennessee and Kentucky thanks to a stalled surface boundary, but those should not impact our region. It should be the warmest weekend so far in 2013.

NEXT WEEK: A strong low will pass well to the north of Alabama early in the week, and moist air moves northward up into Alabama. An approaching cold front will bring the risk of a few showers, and maybe even a thunderstorm, to the state Monday into Tuesday morning, but with limited dynamics we figure rain will be rather light and spotty, and there seems to be no significant risk of severe weather. Drier air slips into the state Tuesday night and Wednesday. And, we stay very mild with highs in the low to mid 70s at least through the first half of the week.

Out in the land of voodoo, the GFS gives us a wet look during the weekend of March 23-24; see the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

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