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|Sunrise 6:07AM||Sunset 7:30PM||Saturday August 17, 2019 11:51 AM CDT (16:51 UTC)||Moonrise 9:02PM||Moonset 7:54AM||Illumination 96%|
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Area Discussion for - Birmingham, AL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service birmingham al
718 am cdt Sat aug 17 2019
For 12z aviation.
Updated at 0332 am cdt Sat aug 17 2019
today and tonight.
We will continue with a hot and dry pattern for today as we remain
under the influence of a weak surface ridge across central alabama.
A stalled boundary is situated to our south along the alabama gulf
coast and the florida panhandle. The boundary then stretches
northeast up the southeast atlantic states toward delaware. In the
upper levels, we have weak zonal flow with no intrusion of moisture
to speak of today. Overall, we should see similar high temperatures
to a degree warmer here and there due to our status quo airmass. A
century mark high here and there may be seen again. However, with
the dry air still in place, we should not hit 105 heat index values
this afternoon. Heat index readings should be close to 97 to 102
though, so it will still be very hot.
For tonight, we should start to see our airmass change with moisture
creeping back northward as our stalled boundary will likely push
north some. However, this change will not be enough to call for any
rain chances through tonight. The airmass will need some recovery
time for that. It will mean that our low temperatures tonight for
Sunday morning may be a little higher than this morning.
Updated at 0332 am cdt Sat aug 17 2019
Sunday through Friday.
We will begin to see a mix of variable to weak southerly low-level
winds return on Sunday as a 700mb high height center moves over the
tennessee valley with a slow but gradual moistening of the low-level
airmass. The moisture gradient across the florida panhandle from a
remnant front will remain most notable at 500mb as moisture content
below 700mb increases. Lowered pops for Sunday afternoon and
decreased the coverage area since guidance has backed off on the
northward progression of the gradient throughout the day. Scattered
to chance pops will remain generally south of i-85 where pwats will
be near 1.7 inches near the gradient while the rest of the forecast
area remains hot and dry. Highs will be in the upper 90s with a few
spots possibly nearing 100f.
By Monday, low to mid-level cyclonic flow will increase across the|
southeast as a weak inverted trough develops primarily over the
louisiana to alabama coastline extending northeast into south
carolina with a strong ridge over the central plains and the
bermuda high to our east. This disturbance will allow for some of
the best rain and thunderstorm chances we've seen as of late with
scattered to numerous pops most days through mid week, especially
along and south of i-20. Guidance varies on the exact placement
and spatial extent of this feature by the end of this period, but
a deep-layer trough will deepen over the great lakes region into
the tennessee valley and effectively absorb the shortwave
disturbance into the large-scale flow pattern by Friday. An
associated cold front will surge southward and approach northern
alabama on Friday, but guidance varies on whether or not this
front passes through the forecast area. Nonetheless, we should
continue to see scattered to chance pops and highs in the low to
mid 90s ahead of the boundary by the end of this period.
12z TAF discussion.
Most will beVFR today, except for toi. Some low CIGS and fog are
noted on satellite and obs to the south of toi. The stationary
boundary is just to the south of toi, and some of this moisture is
riding northward this am. Have included a tempo for toi to
account thru 15z. Otherwise, clear skies and fairly light winds
will be noted for the next 24 hours.
High pressure will provide hot and mostly dry weather across
the area today into Sunday with drought conditions continuing for
portions of central alabama. Rain chances begin increasing on
Monday, especially in the south, with temperatures returning to
normal levels through the week.
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 98 70 97 71 96 0 0 20 20 30
anniston 97 71 98 72 95 0 0 20 20 40
birmingham 100 73 99 74 96 0 0 20 20 30
tuscaloosa 99 73 98 74 96 0 0 20 10 40
calera 100 71 98 72 95 0 0 20 20 40
auburn 98 73 94 73 92 0 0 30 20 50
montgomery 101 73 96 73 94 0 0 30 20 50
troy 98 72 93 71 92 0 10 50 20 60
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