A complex weather pattern has set up across the Upper Plains today. Another small upper low located near St. Louis, MO is producing blow off from this storm system and drifting downstream into the lower southeastern states. Looking at Radar Satellite together you can see the area we are referring to by locating the heavier showers moving through NW Mississippi. This should hold together over the next few hours given the current dynamics in place over the Valley. This does indicate a good chance of a few afternoon showers for NW Alabama as well as adjacent Southern Middle TN.
HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND:
The next Cool Front set to sweep through our area Fri morning will trigger a few early morning showers for NW Alabama but as this line moves through the area from West to East it will slowly fizzle out which means much of Central and East Alabama is unlikely to see any rainfall for most of the day on Friday. A few hit or miss showers are still possible but probability remains lower for Central and East Alabama. Here is a look at the early morning model run for NW Alabama as front is knocking on the doorstep.
The Cool Front finally makes it’s debut around the Valley by Fri evening, approximately 7p.m..
WILL YOU NEED A RAINCOAT FOR FRI NIGHT PLANS?
I will say you should have the umbrella with you Fri night if you have plans to be out and about but as far as the Galoshes and Coat….well…..maybe that would be over doing it just a tad. I think a good hefty umbrella will suffice just fine in the event you run into a few spotty showers or sprinkles.
By Saturday morning, Low pressure disturbance (Cool Front) will sink just to our south. What does this mean? This means Cloud cover will hang with us most of Saturday predominately the first part of Saturday; however,as far as rain is concerned, we will only go with a 20%chance as most areas will be on the dry side under a Mostly Cloudy sky. See below.
Saturday evening and overnight should sit under a Partly Cloudy sky with temps only falling into the low 60′s so remaining fairly mild and comfortable shall you be outdoors some of the evening hours.
MOTHER’S DAY: Looking much better by Sunday for an outing with Mom. Partly to Mostly Sunny skies will be in place but as of now, another brief, dry (no rain) shortwave looks to move through by late afternoon which will transition our skies around the Valley over to mostly cloudy by the late afternoon hours. Enjoy the weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to the most important woman in all our lives! Make it a great day!