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|Sunrise 6:07AM||Sunset 7:22PM||Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:56 PM CDT (04:56 UTC)||Moonrise 10:24PM||Moonset 10:30AM||Illumination 70%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Valley, 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
635 pm cdt Tue aug 20 2019
For 00z aviation.
Updated at 0359 pm cdt Tue aug 20 2019
Upper level ridge axis from the west and slightly warmer upper
level temperatures have kept showers and storms isolated or
confined to the far southeast so far today. Heat indices at a few
locations in the northwest have warmed above 100-103f. With an
hour or so of additional warming and lack of convection in that
area, will maintain the heat advisory.
A weak shortwave remains across southeast alabama this afternoon,
aiding in thunderstorm coverage south of i-85. Expect most of the
activity to remain across the southeast through early evening, but
with colliding outflow boundaries, isolated to scattered coverage
is possible areawide. Rain chances diminish tonight. Another muggy
night expected with lows in the low to mid 70s.
Updated at 0359 pm cdt Tue aug 20 2019
Wednesday and Thursday.
By tomorrow, upper level ridging weakens slightly across the area
as does the weak shortwave. With similar upper level temps and no
real focus for convection, expect mainly scattered diurnal
activity and have lowered rain chances slightly. Although hot and
muggy, heat indices should remain below advisory criteria.
By Thursday, the upper level ridge strengthens across northeast
florida, extending westward across the deep south. Low level winds
across the area become southerly, bringing additional gulf
moisture northward. Pw values reach 2 inches by Thursday
afternoon. Upper level winds do remain cyclonic around the ridge
axis with no significant focus in the low levels. Will lower rain
chances to 40-50%, keeping activity scattered and mainly
Friday through Monday.
Updated at 0333 am cdt Tue aug 20 2019
at the same time Thursday, guidance is developing an upper low
pressure over the southwestern gulf of mexico and dragging it
northward toward the texas louisiana coast by Friday. Thankfully,
at this time, there is no indication of any significant surface
feature to accompany it. That will be something that will bear
watching over the next couple of days.
By the weekend, guidance is in fair agreement bringing this upper
low around the ridge and onto the louisiana mississippi alabama
coast. This low should eventually get absorbed into the mean flow
across most of CONUS during Sunday. At the same time over the
weekend a surface front will be attempting to make progress
southward. The question is how much influence will the upper low's
timing have on the mean flow thus affecting the southward
progression of the surface front. This front should stall
somewhere across alabama Sunday into Monday. Regardless of where
the surface front stalls, we remain in an overall moist airmass
with rain chances continuing through the extended part of the
forecast thanks to the upper low then lingering trough across the
00z TAF discussion.
Sct convection will continue thru 02z for areas north of i-85.
Earlier storms have stabilized air mass along and south of the
i-85 corridor, and no additional rain expected overnight for kmgm
or ktoi. Vcsh will at kbhm and keet, with vcts at kanb kasn ktcl
thru 02z. Fog will likely develop at ktcl and ktoi between 05z and
12z. Lifr conds likely at ktoi between 08z and 12z due to
prevailing rain that occurred Tuesday afternoon. Chance of diurnal
storms again on Wednesday and handled with prob30 groups.
Increased rain chances continue each day this week, with scattered
to numerous mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Friday is
the best chance for more widespread rainfall. Localized fog is
possible each morning, but locations will vary depending on the
previous day's rain coverage. Temperatures will gradually return
to normal levels by mid week as relative humidity values continue
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 71 94 71 92 71 20 40 30 50 40
anniston 72 93 71 91 72 30 30 30 50 30
birmingham 73 95 74 93 74 30 30 20 50 30
tuscaloosa 73 94 73 93 73 40 40 20 50 30
calera 71 94 71 93 72 30 30 20 50 30
auburn 71 91 72 91 72 20 30 20 40 20
montgomery 72 94 73 93 73 20 40 20 40 20
troy 70 91 71 91 71 10 40 20 40 20
Bmx watches warnings advisories
Heat advisory until 9 pm cdt this evening for the following
counties: bibb... Blount... Fayette... Jefferson... Lamar... Marion...
pickens... Shelby... Tuscaloosa... Walker... Winston.
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|Auburn-Opelika Airport, AL||17 mi||60 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||73°F||72°F||96%||1022.3 hPa|
|LaGrange-Callaway Airport, GA||17 mi||81 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||71°F||70°F||97%||1020.7 hPa|
|Columbus, Columbus Metropolitan Airport, GA||22 mi||65 min||SW 3||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||72°F||82%||1019.8 hPa|
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