Storms Could Return For The Weekend
Warmer temperatures in the days ahead. But, along with the increasing temperatures comes an increasing chance for showers and storms during the weekend.
(IMAGE GALLERY ABOVE: #1. MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER LOCALLY LATE SATURDAY....AN INCREASED SLIGHT RISK JUST TO OUR WEST........#2. RPM MODEL SHOWING SOME SHOWERS & STORMS LOCALLY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.......#3. NAM MODEL SHOWING A BETTER COVERAGE LOCALLY OF SHOWERS AND STORMS SATURDAY NIGHT)
CLOUDS & WARMER FRIDAY
A mix of clouds and sun Friday with temperatures during the morning in the upper 40s, then warming to the upper 60s to near 70 by late afternoon. A mild night Friday Night with clouds and temperatures in the 50s overnight.
WARM & BREEZY SATURDAY....WATCHING THE RADAR AFTERNOON AND EVENING
More clouds than sun on Saturday. It should also become quite breezy with an increasing south wind at 10-20mph and gusty through the afternoon. This will be in advance of an approaching cold front and line of showers and storms. Quite warm with afternoon highs in the low 70s. We should be dry through early afternoon. But, by mid afternoon we will have to watch the radar trends to our west. There are still some timing disagreements between various forecast models. But, locally, it appears that our chances for showers and thunderstorms could increase during the second half of the afternoon west and more widespread locally Saturday Night.
The overall risk of severe storms remains low. But, that of course could change and as conditions change in advance of the front. The initial outlook from the Storm Prediction Center puts most of our viewing area in the lowest risk category "Marginal Risk". A slightly elevated risk "Slight Risk" for areas just to our west in north Alabama. So, we will continue to monitor this through the start of the weekend.
Showers and storms should continue through Saturday Night,
WET START SUNDAY
The showers and storms from Saturday Night could keep it soggy for the start of Sunday. Depending on the speed of the cold front, the showers could taper off later in the day Sunday. Another warm day even with the showers as temperatures could out in the low 70s.
Rainfall amounts from forecast models project the possibility of 0.75" to 0.90" late Saturday and into Sunday.
ANOTHER SHOWER CHANCE MONDAY
We need some rain as we are facing a 2.50" rainfall deficit already for the year. So, we could get some additional rain early next week right after the weekend chance. Showers could return for Monday and continue into the first half of Tuesday. We could pick up on average an additional 0.50". We'll continue to watch these trends in the days ahead!
As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!