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|Sunrise 5:41AM||Sunset 8:08PM||Sunday July 5, 2020 4:14 PM CDT (21:14 UTC)||Moonrise 8:55PM||Moonset 5:58AM||Illumination 100%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Huntsville AL 306 PM CDT Sun Jul 5 2020
NEAR TERM. (Tonight) Issued at 306 PM CDT Sun Jul 5 2020
Coverage of showers and thunderstorms will ween with sunset, but a few may linger til 10pm or so. Winds will be light and variable tonight, but with skies mostly cloudy, fog should be limited. Cannot rule out patchy fog in valleys and near bodies of water. Overnight lows will only reach the upper 60s to lower 70s.
SHORT TERM. (Monday through Tuesday) Issued at 306 PM CDT Sun Jul 5 2020
An unsettled pattern will persist through the week so keep your umbrella handy. The stubborn cutoff low that has been lingering in the north central Gulf will send additional lobes of vorticity northward into the TN Valley and provide more showers and thunderstorms on Monday and continue to pump moisture up into the region. As a ridge builds across the Southwest, the shortwave will finally start to lift Monday night into Tuesday across central AL and bring numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms to the TN Valley. With PWATs climbing to about 2 inches and weak steering flow, heavy rainfall will be the main hazard. With the coverage of showers/storms and overcast skies, temps will be in the mid to upper 80s with lows nearly steady in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
LONG TERM. (Tuesday night through Saturday) Issued at 306 PM CDT Sun Jul 5 2020
Coverage will be a tad less on Wednesday and Thursday with scattered to numerous showers and storms, especially during the afternoon hours.
Models start to disagree from Wednesday on out on how the shortwave will be handled as it heads towards the East coast. The GFS keeping it more as an open wave and the ECMWF showing a closed low. However, they do agree that it will get hung up over the Carolinas for the rest of the week as a stout ridge builds from the Southwest into the Plains. During this time we will get stuck in NW flow and that flow is amplified as a trough weakens the ridge when sliding into the Northern Plains and sends a shortwave into the Great Lakes. This will keep the pattern active, providing additional showers and thunderstorms each day. Models have been trending with a few MCSs moving in at the end of the week into the weekend. Some storms could become strong, however will monitor trends as we get closer. With several rounds of thunderstorms this week, will also monitor for any flooding concerns.
As for temps, they will stay steady with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s and overnight lows in the lower 70s.
AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Monday afternoon) Issued at 1214 PM CDT Sun Jul 5 2020
Scattered showers and storms will continue through the evening with gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and small hail possible in the stronger storms. Coverage will decrease this evening with an isolated shower or storm possible overnight. Otherwise, look for VFR conditions to prevail overnight and tomorrow morning.
HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. AL . NONE. TN . NONE.
NEAR TERM . JMS SHORT TERM . JMS LONG TERM . JMS AVIATION . 30
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|Muscle Shoals, North West Alabama Regional Airport, AL||6 mi||82 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||92°F||72°F||52%||1011.6 hPa|
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