Warm, Dry Afternoon

| September 16, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

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RADAR CHECK: Showers are confined to far South Alabama this afternoon…. generally south of a line from Eufaula to Andalusia to Jackson. The showers are moving south, and the northern two-thirds of the state remain dry and warm. Temperatures are mostly in the 86 to 90 degree range, and the sky is mostly sunny with high cirrus clouds overhead.

Tomorrow looks mostly rain-free, but we will mention a small risk of an afternoon shower thanks to an increase in moisture. The weather stays warm with a high in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY: This will be our best chance of showers during the week with a “back door” type front moving through. Scattered showers and storms are possible with a mix of sun and clouds; the rain won’t be especially heavy or widespread, but some places could see a decent shower during the day. Temperatures will be cooler with a high between 80 and 84.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: These two days look rain-free, with ample sunshine and highs holding in the 80s.

OUR WEEKEND: An approaching cold front will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the state on Saturday. The 12Z GFS is a little more aggressive with the depth of the moisture ahead of the front… it won’t rain all day, but occasional showers look likely, with potential for a thunderstorm in spots as well. Rain amounts of 1/4 to 1/2 inch look likely, and while the showers and storms are most likely during the afternoon and evening hours, a morning shower can’t be ruled out. We might have a hard time getting out of the 70s because of clouds and showers.

Sunday looks drier for the northern half of the state, but rain will remain possible over South Alabama as a surface low forms on the front near Mobile.

The first part of next week looks relatively dry for North/Central Alabama; highs will remain in the 80s.

TROPICS: Ingrid moved into Northeast Mexico this morning… life threatening flooding is possible there over the next few days. And, out in the open Atlantic, Humberto is a tropical storm again, but it will remain far from land. The rest of the Atlantic basin is rather quiet… NHC is monitoring a disturbance over the far western Caribbean.

GULF COAST WEATHER: About 6 to 8 hours of sunshine each day from Panama City over to Gulf Shores through Friday with a few widely scattered showers and storms. The chance of rain will increase over the weekend, but there still should be some sun at times. Highs hold in the 80s. Sea water temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s.

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