Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
938 am CDT Friday Jul 25 2014
For folks in north central Alabama the theme today is what a
difference a day makes...as drier more comfortable air lies over
the northern half. Unfortunately across the southern half...the
Forecast is once again in great shape and tweaks were mainly
cosmetic in the sky cover department. Otherwise...no changes
necessary with isolated to scattered shower/thunderstorm coverage
along and south of the boundary in the more humid air mass this
Products updated to remove morning fog verbiage...grids updated
12z taf discussion.
Dense fog has formed once again and was concentrated mainly across
east central Alabama...affecting kanb. The fog will lift quickly
and should be gone by 1330z. A weak frontal boundary was located
between kbhm and kmgm. The boundary will fairly stationary through
the period. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will develop south of the
boundary after 16z...and could impact kmgm and ktoi. Scattered-broken
cumulus through 23z...but any ceilings will be 4000 feet above ground level or higher.
/issued 645 am CDT Friday Jul 25 2014/
Not a whole lot of changes made this morning from the previous
forecasts. Everything still appears to be on track for a warmer
weekend and a cooler work week coming up.
For today...a stalled boundary over The Heart of the state is
allowing for some light showers across our southern counties.
The showers should continue to be scattered off and on through
the day is those locations. Patchy fog possible as well this
morning. Afternoon temperatures from 87 to 91.
For Saturday and Sunday...western upper ridge will nose into the
deep south suppressing any rainfall to the extreme southeastern
locations of the County Warning Area. Temperatures warm up into the lower and middle
90s. Warm nights too with lows only falling to the lower and middle
A cold front is still expected to push through the state on Monday
with showers and thunderstorms possible as it does so.
Temperatures behind the front still look below average with highs
Tuesday through Friday ranging from the lower to upper 80s.
Assuming the front gets pushed all the way into the northern
Gulf...rain chances next week are pretty much none. There might be
some easterly flow set up towards the end of the forecast period
that could bring in a few showers across eastern Alabama.
Preliminary point temps/pops...
Gadsden 88 69 92 72 91 / 10 0 10 10 10
Anniston 89 70 92 73 92 / 10 0 10 10 10
Birmingham 89 71 92 74 93 / 10 0 10 10 10
Tuscaloosa 91 71 94 73 92 / 10 0 10 10 10
Calera 89 71 92 74 93 / 10 0 10 10 10
Auburn 88 72 92 73 92 / 40 10 10 10 20
Montgomery 91 72 93 74 93 / 40 10 10 10 20
Troy 89 72 92 73 93 / 40 20 20 10 20