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|Sunrise 5:43AM||Sunset 7:57PM||Monday July 13, 2020 5:13 AM CDT (10:13 UTC)||Moonrise 12:43AM||Moonset 1:36PM||Illumination 45%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Birmingham AL 358 AM CDT Mon Jul 13 2020
SHORT TERM. /Updated at 0355 AM CDT Mon Jul 13 2020/
Plenty of low level moisture and ground moisture around this morning, resulting in low clouds and patchy to areas of fog. Went ahead and issued a dense fog advisory through 8 am to account for this. There are some issued with the fog/low clouds. First there is still some surface winds that continues to attribute to the length of the thickest fog. Thinking though that these surface winds will diminish a little bit more through sunrise, thus fog will become more widespread. At the same time low stratus is building into the area and has been reported as low as 100 feet outside of the fog development. So elevated areas above 100 to 200 feet are also socked in. The stratus and fog should dissipate after 8 am, with plenty of sun around through the day. Precipitation should be limited today even with a trough working through. Look for any appreciable rainfall to be limited to the south and southwest, where only isolated showers/storms can be anticipated. Look for highs to be in the low 90s today.
Clouds/fog will not be as abundant tonight, but can't rule out some patchy instances. Will not include in the forecast right now though. Look for generally fair skies with lows in the 60s/70s. Another fair weather day on Tuesday as high pressure really takes hold of the region. Again any rain chances will limited to the southern counties during the afternoon. Otherwise hot with readings in the low to mid 90s.
LONG TERM. /Updated at 0355 AM CDT Mon Jul 13 2020/
Tuesday evening and Wednesday.
A trough will begin to depart the East Coast by Tuesday evening with a shortwave ridge developing just to its west across the Great Lakes region. Another longwave trough and upper-level low will scoot across the US/Canada border thereafter. For the Southeast and Southern CONUS, an elongated subtropical ridge will continue to build with tropical moisture stretching up the Mississippi River Valley by Wednesday as a shortwave traverses the Upper Midwest. Drier air is progged to stretch across the Appalachian Mountains, and down into our area, as the shortwave ridge moves east. As a result, I focused PoPs for the south, southwest, and far western counties where better moisture quality and instability are likely Wed afternoon, but only on the order of 20-30%. Otherwise, the strengthening ridge and generally sunny skies Wed afternoon are pointing toward the beginning of a period of hot afternoon temperatures - highs are forecast to climb into the mid to upper 90s Wed. Heat, and areas of higher dewpoints (on the order of 70-72 degrees), will lead to heat indices approaching or exceeding advisory criteria. This will become the more impactful weather element into long-term forecast period.
Thursday through Sunday.
There aren't many distinguishable synoptic or mesoscale features evident in guidance that would provide any additional rain chances or threats of severe weather later this week. Overall, the broad subtropical ridge is progged to strengthen and encompass much of the CONUS amidst weak zonal flow. By Thursday, better moisture spreads east and north and more area-wide diurnal rain chances are expected. I've trended warm with temperatures, though down a tad with time as moisture increases as this would raise rain chances a bit, and cloud cover as well. Overall, low to upper 90s are forecast Thursday through at least Saturday outside of areas receiving showers/storms during the afternoon. PoPs were generally kept at 30-50% for the afternoon, favoring higher PWs, and gradually diminishing in the evening as expected. HWO mentioning of excessive heat will extend through Sunday as at least parts of Central AL are at a risk for Heat Advisory criteria for the next several days.
AVIATION. 06Z TAF Discussion.
Low stratus deck and lower visibilities are beginning to develop and slide into the area. Ceilings will quickly drop at spots to IFR within the next few hours and then hang out there until 14/15z. TOI may be the last to to drop as some thicker cirrus clouds are in place there. Little in clouds and shower activity later this afternoon and did not mention anything other than winds just under 10kts.
Drier air is expected to move across the region today, which will reduce rain chances overall. Only isolated coverage is forecast across the south as a result. Minimum RH values should still remain above 40-50% with north to northwesterly winds at 5-10 mph. By Tuesday and Wednesday, more heat builds across the area as a subtropical ridge strengthens. Minimum RH values drop a bit to 35-45%. Excessive heat conditions are possible these afternoons as heat indices reach or exceed 105 degrees in some areas.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Gadsden 90 68 94 69 96 / 10 0 0 0 10 Anniston 90 69 94 70 96 / 10 0 0 0 10 Birmingham 92 71 94 73 98 / 10 0 0 0 10 Tuscaloosa 93 71 95 73 99 / 10 0 10 0 20 Calera 92 70 94 71 97 / 10 0 10 0 10 Auburn 91 71 94 72 94 / 10 0 10 0 20 Montgomery 93 73 96 73 97 / 20 0 10 10 20 Troy 93 73 95 73 96 / 20 10 20 10 40
BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/. Dense Fog Advisory until 8 AM CDT this morning for the following counties: Autauga . Bibb . Blount . Calhoun . Cherokee . Chilton . Clay . Cleburne . Coosa . Dallas . Elmore . Etowah . Fayette . Greene . Hale . Jefferson . Lamar . Marengo . Marion . Perry . Pickens . Randolph . Shelby . St Clair. Sumter . Talladega . Tallapoosa . Tuscaloosa . Walker . Winston.
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|Anniston Metro Airport, AL||23 mi||80 min||SW 4||0.50 mi||Fog||68°F||68°F||100%||1011.5 hPa|
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