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|Sunrise 6:13AM||Sunset 7:26PM||Thursday August 22, 2019 1:12 PM CDT (18:12 UTC)||Moonrise 11:36PM||Moonset 12:30PM||Illumination 54%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Brook Highland, 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
1225 pm cdt Thu aug 22 2019
For 18z aviation.
Updated at 0342 am cdt Thu aug 22 2019
today and tonight.
We will continue to see an increase in moisture today as the area of
high pressure begins to slide east southeast during the afternoon.
This will allow the southerly flow to increase around the western
periphery of the high. This in turn will increase the activity
possible across the area as well as the increase in cloud cover
through the afternoon. Look for the best coverage to be in the west,
where the moisture increase is the highest. Elsewhere scattered
showers storms will be possible, with the highest chances in the
southeast as an outflow will move northeastward during the morning.
Look for highs to be in the low to mid 90s. As we move into the
evening the best chances will remain in the western counties. We may
see some outflow boundaries from convection along the front, still
well to our north, move close to the area through the evening and
even possibly overnight across the far north. Look for lows to be in
the upper 60s to low 70s.
Updated at 0342 am cdt Thu aug 22 2019
Friday through Wednesday.
Daily rain chances and steady drought relief will continue through
this extended update as near normal to slightly below average
temperatures prevail for the second half of the period. Consistent
onshore flow from the sfc to 500mb will continually provide gulf
moisture across the state which will keep a humid airmass in place
through the afternoon, though highs will be a few degrees lower than
previous days with upper 80s to lower 90s expected as a result of
afternoon cloud cover and rainfall. Additionally, a deep-layer
longwave trough will extend from the canadian maritimes southwest
into the lower tennessee valley. At the surface, an east to west
oriented cold front will progress into the northern parts of the
state before slowing and eventually stalling over far northern
portions of the forecast area. This boundary is not expected to pass
through central alabama, though it will provide synoptic support for
numerous to likely pops on Friday each day through Sunday. The main
concern will continue to be isolated pockets of damaging winds
within any thunderstorm activity, but with higher moisture content
and less dry air present throughout the column, the likelihood for
downbursts should decrease.
Eventually the boundary will advect to the northeast on Monday as
shortwave upper-level troughing develops and deepens over the
southern mississippi valley embedded within a larger-scale trough
over the central conus. Not much support has been noted at the
surface, but upper-level divergence and cyclonic curvature aloft
will continue to drive numerous to likely showers and thunderstorms
across the forecast area Monday into Tuesday with many locations
potentially remaining below 90f on Monday. The pattern will remain
active through the end of this period with the shortwave becoming
absorbed in the flow by the parent trough now well developed over
central canada extending south to the arklatex. Guidance is in fair
agreement on an additional front reaching the forecast area by the
end of this extended forecast with the potential for dry air to move
back in after mid-week.
18z TAF discussion.
Generally sct clouds will prevail through the remainder of the
afternoon and evening with isolated shra with a few tsra with best
chances to the west and the south through this evening. Expect
convection to linger well past sunset through much of the evening
followed by scattered clouds persisting overnight. Cloud cover and
isolated nature of precipitation will reduce potential for lower
cig's and reduced vis toward daybreak on Friday. General light
south winds are expected in the lower levels outside of
Scattered to numerous rain chances are expected today as moisture
content continues to rise. By Friday, rain chances remain in the
forecast due to moist southerly flow with a frontal boundary
stalling to the north. Temperatures will gradually return to
normal levels through the week as relative humidity values
continue to rise. No critical fire weather conditions are
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 71 90 70 89 69 40 70 60 70 50
anniston 71 91 71 88 70 30 60 50 70 50
birmingham 73 92 73 90 72 30 70 50 80 50
tuscaloosa 73 92 73 90 72 30 70 50 80 50
calera 71 91 71 88 69 20 70 40 70 50
auburn 72 90 72 90 71 30 50 30 60 50
montgomery 73 93 73 90 72 30 60 30 60 50
troy 71 91 71 90 71 30 50 20 50 40
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|Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, AL||8 mi||80 min||S 4||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||85°F||70°F||61%||1018.1 hPa|
|Alabaster, Shelby County Airport, AL||19 mi||80 min||Var 5||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||86°F||68°F||55%||1017.3 hPa|
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