December 3, 2023

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Midday Nowcast: Cloudy Friday with a Few Showers

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Showers remain possible statewide this afternoon, but most, if not all of them will be over eastern portions of the state. Rain amounts will be rather light and spotty, but just know some showers will remain on the radar at times through this evening. It remains cloudy with temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: For the high school games tonight, the sky will be mostly cloudy with just a small risk of a shower. Temperatures will fall from near 70° at kickoff to the mid 60s by the final whistle.

FANTASTIC FALL WEEKEND: The sky will clear during the day tomorrow, with highs in the 70s. Tomorrow night, a cold front will swing through the state, bringer a cooler and drier air mass into the state. Sunday will be a cooler day with highs only in the 60s with a mainly sunny sky. There will be a cool north breeze of 10-20 mph.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Tomorrow, Alabama hosts Arkansas at Bryant-Denny Stadium (11a CT kickoff). The sky will be partly too mostly sunny with temperatures rising from near 72 at kickoff, into the mid 70s by the fourth quarter.

Auburn will be in Baton Rouge to take on LSU (6:00p CT kickoff). The sky will be clear with temperatures falling from near 76 at kickoff, into the upper 60s by the final whistle.

UAB is also on the road… they will take on UTSA in San Antonio (7:00p CT kickoff). The Roadrunners play their home games at the Alamodome, so weather won’t be an issue. But for the fans headed that way Saturday will be a sunny day in San Antonio with a high in the mid 80s. It will be clear Saturday night with temperatures falling through the 70s after sunset.

SOLAR ECLIPSE TOMORROW: The annular solar eclipse (the path runs from parts of South Texas to Oregon) will be visible in Alabama as a partial eclipse. For Birmingham (and most of Alabama), it begins at 10:38a CT, peaks at 12:08p CT, and ends at 1:43p CT. At the peak 57.5 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon. For now it looks like the sky will be mostly clear during the event here… be sure and use eclipse glasses from a reputable dealer! Never watch a solar eclipse with the naked eye or sunglasses.

NEXT WEEK: For now most of the week looks dry with sunny pleasant days and clear cool nights; highs will be mostly in the 60s with lows in the 40s. With moderating temperatures into the 70s for the second half of the week. More fantastic fall weather for all of Alabama. Towards the end of next week, and really next week, the models are hinting at a widespread rain and storm event for Alabama.

IN THE TROPICS: We have two features in the far Eastern Tropical Atlantic, Tropical Storm Sean, located over the central tropical Atlantic, which is no threat to land and will dissipate over the next several days. Behind Sean, we have Invest 94L, which is a broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce a few disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Only gradual development of this disturbance is expected during the next couple of days. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development by the end of the weekend while the disturbance begins to move westward across the central tropical Atlantic. Additional development is expected after that, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the early to middle portion of next week as the system moves steadily westward across the central and western tropical Atlantic. Formation chance through 7 days…high…70 percent.

The remaining names on list this year are Tammy, Vince, and Whitney.

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 116.8F at Kut-Al-Hai, Iraq. The lowest observation was -82.7F Dome A, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 102F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was 14F at Berthoud Pass, CO.

Ryan Stinnett

2023-10-13 15:35:38

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