Friday January 19, 2018
Forecaster: James Spann
WARMING TREND CONTINUES: Look for sunshine in full force across Alabama again today; after a low in the upper teens, we rise into the low 50s this afternoon. Tonight will be clear and not as cold; most communities will see a low between 26 and 32 early tomorrow morning.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We will forecast a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow and Sunday; the high Saturday will be in the 50s, and a good chance we reach the 60s Sunday afternoon. Clouds thicken Sunday night.
NEXT WEEK: Rain is likely at times Monday thanks to a surface cold front passing through, that will trail a deep surface low over the Great Lakes. Some thunder is possible, but we don't expect any severe weather due to the lack of instability. Rain amounts around 1/2 inch are likely. Then, the rest of the week looks dry with seasonal temperatures; highs mostly in the 50s and lows in the 30s. We should note a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will bring a chance of rain to far South Alabama Wednesday.
SOMETHING TO WATCH: Keep an eye on brutally cold air over Siberia; no threat to North America now, but if a cross polar flow forms in coming weeks, that could spell trouble for Canada and possibly parts of the U.S.
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