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Some Rain Tomorrow Night/Really Nice the Rest of the Week

By: mgwxta19 , 5:02 AM GMT on November 05, 2012


Monday: Partly cloudy. Light rain moving in for the late evening/night hours. High 63, Low 38

Tuesday: Light rain in the morning, then gradual clearing in the afternoon. High 57, Low 44

Wednesday: Sunny. Cool. High 58, Low 39


Thursday: Sunny. High 64, Low 37

Friday: Sunny. High 68, Low 40

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 72, Low 45

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 74, Low 51


It looks like another (obviously much milder) nor'easter for the northeast coast on Wednesday.

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Well, our rain from the cold front came in a little earlier than expected, late last night, and early this morning we just had a little leftover fog and clouds. Overall a beautiful, sunny day in Cullman and the rest of the Tennessee Valley. Our High was 60. Our Low so far has been 42, which is where we are now, as I write this. Areawide temperatures are starting to cool into the lower 40's already, so with clear skies we could have a pretty nippy night. Could see a little fog here and there, but it should be gone by sunrise.

So we're under a fairly strong upper-level trough keeping winds generally from the northwest behind this cold front that pushed through last night. Aside from a shortwave trough (which you can see as the rain in the Midwest right now) that will affect us mainly tomorrow night, the longwave trough and fairly cool, dry air will dominate this forecast.

Most of the day tomorrow should be dry, with a few clouds around. It'll be late evening or possibly night before we're likely to see any rain. High should be in the low-to-mid 60's. Our Low tonight/tomorrow morning will probably end up being in the upper 30's. Any fog that develops will inhibit the radiational cooling just a little bit.

Overnight is mainly when we'll have higher rain chances. This should be just a cool, light, steady rain that'll probably affect most of the Tennessee Valley. Temperature probably won't get much lower than the mid 40's due to increase in moisture.

The shortwave trough and associated showers should be clearing out of here by Tuesday afternoon, if not sooner. The High probably won't even make it up to 60.

On Wednesday I think we'll be as dry as a bone. I'm saying sunny skies with a High around 60 or perhaps a few degrees cooler, like 58 or so. Morning Low probably around 40. I think the GFS is too slow in moving this out of here in this case - the moisture.

And the rest of the week and going into the weekend looks great. Of course temperatures will rebound, but overall it looks mild in the afternoons, pretty cool in the mornings (enough to need a jacket, at least), and plenty of sunshine. I don't see any evidence of rain chances for the next seven days.

I have been monitoring with interest a storm system that may get together over the Plains/Midwest late in this forecast period (too soon to tell but currently not looking quite as potent as it did yesterday) and also kind of concerned about the nor'easter that is likely to hit the East/Northeast coast (same area affected by Hurricane Sandy [!]) on Wednesday. This will be just a regular nor'easter storm, but considering that people are still getting over "the big one," man, that's just some rotten news. If you know anybody up that way, might give them a heads up just in case, because a lot of people have power outages and so on. And judging from our historic tornado outbreak of 2011, I can say that word of mouth isn't always effective during such events . . . people are shaken up, and if you know something important . . . don't assume they know . . . spread the word. Here's wishing much quieter weather on those folks for a good while after this.

Obviously, rainfall totals with the nor'easter will be pretty heavy, although nowhere near what they were with T.C. Sandy. Around here, our thing tomorrow night/Tuesday morning will probably only squeeze out about one tenth to one quarter of an inch of rain.

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