Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:43AM||Sunset 5:12PM||Thursday January 24, 2019 4:13 AM CST (10:13 UTC)||Moonrise 10:25PM||Moonset 10:28AM||Illumination 87%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Billingsley, ALHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Birmingham, AL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service birmingham al
342 am cst Thu jan 24 2019
Today and tonight.
Regional radar currently has light showers associated with the
surface cold front in our far eastern counties this am. This
boundary will continue to move eastward as surface high pressure
begins to build in from the west. Temperatures behind the front have
dropped into the 30's while out ahead temperatures remain in the
40's. The advection of cooler, drier air today will keep high
temperatures cooler despite clearing of clouds. High's will be in
the middle 40's north to upper 40s near 50's south. A dry cold
front associated with an upper level impulse will swing through
the area late Thursday night early Friday morning. Forecast
soundings and 1000-850mb rh indicate the presence of a shallow
saturated layer. With enough forcing few scattered flurries are
possible in our far northern counties (generally north of i20).
These are not anticipated to last long before drier air moves in.
No accumulations or impacts are expected. Lows tonight will range
from the mid 20's north to low 30's south.
Friday through Thursday.
We begin drying out on Friday as the cold front pushes through
central al. Models continue to show this as a dry front, so we
shouldn't see any precip with it during the day on Friday. We also
won't warm up by very much, with afternoon highs only reaching
the upper 30s in the north to near 50 in the south (most of the
area in the mid 40s).
Moisture return will be limited over the weekend, so when our next
upper level trough swings through Saturday night into Sunday, models
continue to show it dry as well, though some guidance tries to bring
in some very light showers. For now, will leave any mentionable
chance for rain out of the forecast over the weekend. After this
upper shortwave passes, we should see high pressure build into the
area, leading to partly cloudy skies and warmer temps for Monday.
Meanwhile on Monday, an alberta clipper dips into the upper midwest
and stretches a cold front southwestward through the ohio river and
mississippi river valleys as the system moves into the great lakes
region. Models continue to hint at this cold front being fairly|
strong as it moves southeastward into central al late Monday night
into Tuesday. Since this has shown some consistency in timing and
moisture availability for several runs now, i've started trending up
in pops during the day. I also have mention for the chance of winter
precip as this cold front moves through on Tuesday, but confidence
remains low given the uncertainties in precise timing of the cold
air behind the front and the precip along the front.
Colder and drier air moves in for Wednesday into Thursday as high
pressure builds back into the region.
06z TAF discussion.
A strong cold front was located near a kasn-ksel line at taf
issuance time. A narrow line of showers accompanied the front as
it pushes east at 18 kts. Vsbys will briefly drop to arnd 3 miles
with the line of showers. Very light rain a falling over much of
central alabama as an short wave trof approaches the area, but
much of it too light to impact vsbys. Ifr CIGS have already formed
across the northern TAF sites, and ifr CIGS should impact kmgm
and ktoi by 08z. Ifr CIGS will prevail thru the overnight period
but improve arnd 12z. The CIGS will gradually rise above 1000
feet agl by 15z and then become scattered at most sites between
18z and 20z. After fropa, sfc winds will stay arnd 10 kts thru
00z, then gradually diminish.
Drier conditions expected today and through the weekend. There
are no fire weather concerns at this time due to wet antecedent
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 46 26 40 23 46 10 10 0 0 10
anniston 47 28 42 23 48 10 10 0 0 0
birmingham 47 28 42 24 48 0 10 0 0 0
tuscaloosa 49 28 45 26 50 0 10 0 0 0
calera 48 29 43 25 49 0 10 0 0 0
auburn 49 31 47 26 48 10 0 0 0 0
montgomery 51 31 50 27 52 10 10 0 0 0
troy 51 32 50 26 51 10 0 0 0 0
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