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Midday Nowcast: Increasing Clouds with Rain Arriving Later : The Alabama Weather Blog

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING: We are dry for now, but clouds continue to increase and some rain will reach West Alabama later today. Rain will become widespread tonight and into tomorrow. Some thunder is possible, but there is no risk of severe storms for Alabama. It is a very mild Turkey Day with highs ranging from the upper 60s to lower 70s, expect 50s tonight, and mid 60s tomorrow. The rain tomorrow should gradually decrease from northwest to southeast through the day. Rainfall totals around one inch are possible.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF GAMES: The weather will be dry for the high school football games across Alabama tomorrow night. The sky will be mostly cloudy with temperatures generally in the 50s.

THE WEEKEND: A potent storm system lifting north to our west will bring more rain and some storms to Alabama on Saturday. The day will start off dry and will be very mild with highs close to 70°. Some scattered showers will begin to move into West Alabama during the afternoon and rain and storms will become more widespread late in the day and overnight.

The SPC has introduced a low end, “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms for the southwest corner of Alabama for Saturday night, areas around Mobile, Gulf Shores, Evergreen, and Grove Hill. A few storms there could produce strong gusty winds. There is also some conditional threat for a tornado or two as well, but for the rest of the state no severe storms are expected.

The weekend rain event should also bring around one inch of rain to the state. The sky becomes partly sunny Sunday afternoon as dry air returns; the high Sunday will be close to 70.

IRON BOWL: To be safe, take the rain gear Saturday if you are heading to the biggest game of the year in the state of Alabama (Auburn at Alabama, 2:30p CT kickoff)…It will be a mild day we are now projecting low 70s at kickoff. A passing shower or two can’t be ruled out, but the widespread rain won’t arrive in Tuscaloosa until after the final whistle. We should note that Saturday morning will be dry for the tailgaters.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather is the story Monday and Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. Then, a dynamic system will push rain and storms into the state Wednesday. There could be some strong to severe storms with this system, but it is too early to define the threat. Dry and cooler air arrives Thursday and Friday with highs in the 50s.

IN THE TROPICS: All is quiet in the Atlantic basin and no development is expected through the weekend. The season comes to an end at the end in six days.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 111.2F at Ondangwa, Namibia. The lowest observation was -57.8F at Dome A, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 89F at Ochopee, FL. The lowest observation was -21F at Peter Sinks, UT.

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Ryan Stinnett
2022-11-24 11:36:56

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