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|Sunrise 6:30AM||Sunset 6:44PM||Saturday September 21, 2019 12:12 AM CDT (05:12 UTC)||Moonrise 11:40PM||Moonset 1:19PM||Illumination 55%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pell City, 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
706 pm cdt Fri sep 20 2019
For 00z aviation.
Updated at 0149 pm cdt Fri sep 20 2019
a strong surface ridge along the atlantic states was producing a
dry easterly flow across central alabama. Surface dewpoints have
fallen into the middle and upper 40s across portions of east
alabama, with afternoon temperatures near normal for middle
september. Temperatures will cool quickly this evening with the
dry air in place, with lows tonight in the middle to upper 50s
across far east alabama, with lower to middle 60s elsewhere.
Updated at 0333 am cdt Fri sep 20 2019
Saturday through Thursday.
593 decameter subtropical anticyclone will remain parked overhead
over the weekend, while a strong shortwave trough moves eastward
from the northern central high plains to the midwest. Subsidence
and pwats under 1 inch will result in continued rain-free
conditions. Low-level flow will maintain an easterly component on
Saturday, due to an expansive surface high pressure area centered
over the east coast and western atlantic, keeping low-level
thicknesses down just enough to keep highs in the upper 80s to
around 90f on Saturday. Veering low-level flow will result in
slightly warmer temperatures for Sunday. As the mid upper-level
trough moves eastward from the great lakes to the northeast on
Monday, the ridge will temporarily flatten over northern alabama.
This will allow a cold front to approach from the northwest,
though it will be decelerating as it becomes parallel to the low-
level flow. Pwats will increase to 1.5-1.75 inches north of i-59
Monday afternoon ahead of the front, but forcing will be very
weak with mid-level flow becoming anticyclonic by afternoon and
pronounced drying in mid-levels. Thus any shower development
should remain isolated to widely scattered Monday afternoon, and
meager MLCAPE values and warm mid-level temperatures suggest
thunder potential will be very limited. Pre-frontal westerly flow
will allow the warming trend to continue.
Upper-level flow will become quasi-zonal by Tuesday, with the
front stalling out over our southern counties. A couple showers
may be possible in the remnant moisture axis along south of the
front. Areas north of the front will see lower dew points but
continued warm temperatures. An upper low will close off at the|
base of another western CONUS trough early next week and move
slowly eastward. Southwest flow will develop between this feature
and a re-strengthening ridge over florida, allowing the front to
lift back to the northeast as a warm front. This may allow for
isolated shower thunderstorm development Wednesday afternoon, but
limited moisture and ridging will limit coverage. Models disagree
on the the speed of the upper low as it lifts northeastward and
shears out, but the consensus keep any associated precipitation
northwest of the area. Models are in good agreement on an
amplified western trough eastern ridge pattern developing just
beyond the extended forecast period, signaling continued hot dry
conditions with no signs of autumn in sight.
00z TAF discussion.
The weather pattern has changed very little in the past 24 hours.
In addition, the pattern will not change much the next 24 hours.
Vfr conditions will prevail as surface high pressure remains
anchored just to our east. Generally a wind forecast as only some
cirrus and maybe some cumulus in the skies. Winds will keep the
east to southeast component through the period, 5kts or less at
night and increasing to 5-10kts during the day. Low level moisture
will be too low for any fog formation.
Dry and warm conditions continue through the weekend. The next
chance of rain will come Monday, but with only isolated to scattered
coverage across northwestern areas. Afternoon relative humidity
values are expected to remain above 30 percent each afternoon
through the weekend. Kbdi values will remain elevated as drought
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 59 89 61 90 62 0 0 0 0 0
anniston 61 89 62 90 63 0 0 0 0 0
birmingham 65 90 65 91 66 0 0 0 0 0
tuscaloosa 64 90 66 91 68 0 0 0 0 0
calera 64 90 64 91 64 0 0 0 0 0
auburn 65 86 63 87 65 0 0 0 0 0
montgomery 64 90 64 91 65 0 0 0 0 0
troy 61 89 63 90 64 0 0 0 0 0
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