Cooler Tomorrow; Rain Returns Thursday

| April 1, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

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FINE APRIL 1: Doesn’t get much better… tons o’ sun; temperatures in the low to mid 70s, and low humidity. Not many folks complaining about the weather on this April Fool’s Day.

A cold front will pass through the state in dry fashion tonight… and that will drop highs down into the mid 60s tomorrow with a partly sunny sky.

LAST FROST? Many of you are wanting to get some flowers in the ground with these warmer temperatures. Looks like we will have more two mornings with potential for a little frost this season, but mainly over the colder pockets of Northeast Alabama. Early Wednesday morning, temperatures will drop into the 35-40 degree range… and early Saturday morning a few spots could see upper 30s. But, the chance of a widespread freeze/frost situation is over for a large percentage of Alabama.

Clouds will begin to increase Wednesday ahead of a low forming over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico. Rain will arrive late Wednesday night, most likely after midnight.

THURSDAY SOAKER: Thursday still looks like a wash-out, with a cool, soaking rain most of the day. Rain amounts of at least one inch are likely, and some spots could see totals nearing two inches, especially over South Alabama. No severe weather threat with the surface low to the south, and no instability as temperatures won’t get out of the 50s.

The rain will end very early Friday, with some clearing possible by Friday afternoon. Our weather stays cool Friday, and we could hold in the 50s all day unless the sun breaks out early.

WONDERFUL WEEKEND: The weekend ahead still looks fantastic… sunny mild days, clear cool nights. Highs will be in the mid 70s Saturday and Sunday. The low early Saturday will be in the 40s, with low 50s early Sunday. Doesn’t get much better.

NEXT WEEK: Looks like our warmest week so far this season, with potential for 80 degree warmth. A mid-week storm system could bring a chance of strong to severe storms to Alabama and the Deep South, but it is way too early to be specific. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details…

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