December 5, 2022

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Midday Nowcast: Clouds and Areas of Rain Continue

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Clouds and rain continue today across Alabama, with the more widespread pockets of rain and a few storms over West and Southwest Alabama, where flooding is a concern. Rain remains possible at anytime and anywhere so continue to keep the rain gear handy.

With the clouds and rain, temperatures continue to be well-below average for late August in Alabama with most locations in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Not much change in the forecast for tomorrow with clouds and periods of rain remaining in the forecast.

FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: Rain chances decrease to end the week as showers become fewer in number Friday as the air becomes more stable. Rain chances will be closer to 40-50% Friday with highs in the mid 80s. For Saturday and Sunday, only widely scattered afternoon showers and storms are expect with rain chances in the 20-30% range. Expect a partly sunny sky with highs in the upper 80s both days.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school games Friday night, a few scattered showers are possible, mostly during the first half of the games. Temperatures will be near 83 at kickoff, falling into the upper 70s during the second half.

Saturday, Jacksonville State will take on Stephen F. Austin at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery (2:30p CT kickoff on ESPN)… the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with only an outside risk of a shower or storm during the game. Kickoff temperature near 89°, falling back into the mid 80s by the final whistle.

IN THE TROPICS: Shower and thunderstorm activity remains disorganized associated with a tropical wave located a few hundred miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands. Environmental conditions could become more conducive for slow development of this system in several days after it crosses the Windward Islands and moves across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea late this week into early next week. Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

Also, a tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa in a day or two. Environmental conditions could support some slow development of this system late this week or over the weekend while it moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

FINAL WEEK OF AUGUST: For now we are expecting fairly routine late summer weather next week, with partly sunny days and the chance for scattered showers and storms each day, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will remain in the upper 80s most days.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 116.4F at Ahwaz, Iran. The lowest observation was -108.4F at Concordia, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 120F at Death Valley, CA. The lowest observation was 32F at Peter Sinks, UT.

Ryan Stinnett

2022-08-24 15:25:53

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