THE CENTRAL ALABAMA WEEKEND: Today will be a nice and rather warm day across the area as skies will be mainly sunny, with the only drawback being that winds will be very light. Highs will be in the 80s across the area. Just about the same exact story for your Sunday… mainly sunny and warm. Highs in the 80s.
THE WORKWEEK AHEAD: Going into the workweek, the dry and warm weather continues on Monday as skies will be mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. A weak front will try to work its way through the area on Tuesday, but it will fade out throughout the day. Skies will be mostly sunny and there just might be enough moisture and lift for a very small chance of a shower before the front fades, but nearly everyone will be dry. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. We’re back to the warm and dry pattern on Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the lower to mid 80s.
A cold front will be gaining strength off to our west and will be heading in our direction, but we’ll stay dry on Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. The front continues to hang out to our west, and we’ll be in the warm sector ahead of it on Friday. A few showers are possible across the northern half of the area, but at this point, chances look to be rather small. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny, with highs taking a small step cooler into the upper 70s to the lower 80s.
THE TROPICS: We have a low off of the coast of the Carolinas that potentially could start to become subtropical in nature. An Air Force recon mission is expected to fly into the disturbance this afternoon as conditions will start to become slightly conducive for development. After Sunday night, those conditions will become unfavorable for any further development. It is expected to slowly move northwestward, bringing rain and gusty winds to the eastern parts of North Carolina. For now, it has a less than 50/50 chance of developing into a subtropical cyclone. The rest of the tropics are quiet.
ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: 1703 — A general snowstorm occurred from Philadelphia to Boston. According to Judge Samuel Sewall’s diary, “the snow is three to four inches deep…a sad face of winter.”
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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.