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July 20 Weather Xtreme Video

Weather Xtreme Video - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:49
July 20 Weather Xtreme Video
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Another Cool Summer Day

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:42

It once again feels and looks nothing like the middle of July for the state of Alabama. We are once again seeing clouds, showers, and unseasonably cool temps. Even at this point in the day, temperatures are struggling to climb out of the 70s. I am certainly not complaining, but it definitely is not our typical summer weather.

Heading through the rest of today, we will continue to see elevated rain chances, and the cloud will be hanging tough, but we will see some breaks in the clouds that will allow some sun to shine through. Where we see more sun, the temps should make it into the lower to mid-80s, where there is no sun, I would not be surprised to see some locations stay in the 70s.

We continue to watch a front that is moving across the Southeast, and it should be clearing most of the area later today. This will allow our rain chances to decrease some, and we will see our temperatures on the increase as we head into the new work week.

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July 19 Weather Xtreme Video

Weather Xtreme Video - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 06:53
July 19 Weather Xtreme Video
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of meteorologi... From: abc3340 Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 12:56 More in News & Politics
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Still Cool for July

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 06:51

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From the National Weather Service, we note that there were several record low maximum temperature values set in Central Alabama yesterday.

SITE JULY 18 HIGH OLD MINIMUM HIGH YEAR ---------- ------------ ---------------- ---- ANNISTON 80 82 2009 BIRMINGHAM 76 79 1906 TUSCALOOSA 75 86 2012

Yesterday was not your typical July day with clouds and widespread rain over Alabama keeping temperatures in record territory. The heaviest rain was over the northern and western counties where some spots received over one inch of beneficial rain. Many places saw around half an inch of rain.

A weak surface low was situated over Northeast Mississippi this morning, as the upper trough supporting the rain will weaken over the weekend bringing showers and thunderstorms down to more scattered variety with the better rain chances across East and South Alabama. The sun will peek out at times today, and the afternoon will be warmer as our high returns to the mid 80s.

Sunday should be brighter and drier with a mix of sun and clouds and a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. The high Sunday should be up in the mid to upper 80s as we dig out of the “July deep freeze”, as James dubbed it.

The weather returns to more of a summertime routine for the first half of the week with partly sunny weather Monday through Wednesday with the usual risk of scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs should be in the 87 to 90 degree range. Once again the GFS is signaling an increase in showers and storms over the latter half of the week as another a surface boundary approaches from the north. Fronts typically do not reach the Southeastern US in mid summer but given the track record of this July, I’ll have to put some weight on this occurring. The ECMWF is also in fairly good agreement on the front approaching, too.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Showers and storms are likely today with only limited sunshine, but look for improving weather Sunday and into next week with about 6 to 8 hours of sunshine each day along with a few scattered thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s today, with upper 80s Sunday through much of next week along the immediate coast from Panama City over to Gulf Shores. Sea water temperatures are mostly in the lower 80s.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is still very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected for the next five days. There remains a steady train of tropical systems in the western Pacific.

Voodoo country continues to stick with the idea of the trough in the East and the ridge in the West which keeps the summer heat away from us.

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July 18 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:35
July 18 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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Moist Air Stays In Place Over The Weekend

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:32

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COOLEST JULY 18 ON RECORD: At 2:00 this afternoon Haleyville, in Northwest Alabama’s Winston County, was reporting only 64 degrees… that is 27 degrees below average…

Looks like Birmingham will easily break the old record low maximum temperature for July 18… we are in the mid 70s at 3:00… the old record maximum for today was 79 set in 1906.

Clouds and widespread rain are over Alabama today, helping to keep temperatures in record territory. The heaviest rain has been over the northern and western counties, where some places have received over one inch of beneficial rain.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Dynamic support for rain will weaken over the weekend, meaning showers and thunderstorms will become more scattered in nature. Some of the high resolution models actually suggest our best chance of rain tomorrow will come during the morning hours, but an afternoon shower or storm is certainly possible as well. The sun might peek out at times tomorrow, and the weather will be warmer with a high back in the mid 80s.

Sunday should be brighter and drier with a mix of sun and clouds and a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. The high Sunday should be up in the mid to upper 80s as we dig out of the “July deep freeze”.

NEXT WEEK: The weather looks pretty routine for the first half of the week… partly sunny Monday through Wednesday with the usual risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. Highs should be in the 87 to 90 degree range. The is potential for an increase in showers and storms over the latter half of the week with a surface boundary approaching from the north…. see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: A few showers and storms are likely tomorrow with only a limited amount of sunshine, but look for improving conditions Sunday and into next week with about 6 to 8 hours of sunshine each day along with a few scattered thunderstorms. Highs tomorrow will be in the mid 80s, with upper 80s Sunday through much of next week along the immediate coast from Panama City over to Gulf Shores. Sea water temperatures are mostly in the low 80s.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is still very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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Look for my next Weather Xtreme video Monday morning by 7:00…. Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!

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Preposterous…

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:27

64F at Haleyville, 75F at Birmingham and 78F at Anniston on July 18th.

Preposterous, right?

Not on this July 18th as clouds are thick and showers and increasing across Central Alabama.

An upper low over northern Louisiana is pumping lots of moisture northward over a warm front that is lying across the Gulf Coast. Light to moderate rain covers much of Mississippi into northwestern Alabama, extending back into Louisiana and Southeast Texas.

At least a couple of rounds of rain will overspread the state this afternoon and tonight. Rainfall amounts don’t look to be too heavy, generally less than an inch, unless heavier rain is able to develop. There could be some thunder, but for much of Central Alabama, it will be limited.

Stronger storms are possible form south of Tuscaloosa back to near New Orleans this afternoon and tonight, but the chance of any severe weather even over southwestern Alabama is small.

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July 18, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:13
July 18, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From... From: abc3340 Views: 797 2 ratings Time: 05:20 More in News & Politics
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Wet/Cool Friday For Much Of Alabama

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:12

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RAIN RETURNS: At daybreak rain covers much of North Alabama, and today looks like a cloudy, wet, and relatively cool day for our state. Birmingham’s record low maximum temperature for July 18 is 79 degrees set in 1906, and that 108 year old record is in danger due to clouds and rain.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: An axis of deeper moisture will linger over the state, but the dynamic support will weaken. So, showers and thunderstorms remain possible tomorrow and Sunday, but the rain won’t be continuous, and the sun will be out at times. In fact, the latest model data hints that the showers could be pretty scattered in nature by Sunday. The high will return to the mid 80s tomorrow, followed by upper 80s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: The pattern returns to a more routine one for mid-summer. An upper high will be anchored west of the state, and around here we project partly sunny days with the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. The high will be close to 90 degrees on both days.

The GFS suggests a surface front could bring a better coverage of showers and thunderstorms by Thursday, with drier air for the northern third of the state Friday of next week… see the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Only a limited amount of sun for the coast from Panama City to Gulf Shores today and tomorrow with a few showers and thunderstorms likely. Then, rather routine summer weather Sunday into much of next week, with about 6 to 8 hours of sunshine each day with a few scattered thunderstorms around. Highs will be in the mid 80s today and tomorrow, with upper 80s Sunday through next week along the immediate coast. The sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 80 degrees.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains quiet, but over in the western Pacific the eye wall of Super Typhoon Rammasun is moving into Hainan Island and Leizhou Peninsula of China with sustained winds of near 150 mph.?

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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July 17, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:44
July 17, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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Wet Weather Ahead For Alabama

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:42

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ANOTHER “COOL” JULY DAY: Temperatures are mostly in the 78-82 degree range this afternoon across the great state of Alabama… it doesn’t look or feel like mid-July. Mid level clouds have been increasing this afternoon, but the low levels are dry with low dew points.

RAIN ON THE WAY: Lots of rain today to the west of Alabama… there was some serious flash flooding north of Dallas/Fort Worth along I-35 earlier today, and rain is widespread around the Ark-La-Tex region this afternoon. The wave responsible for the rain is slowly moving our way, and it looks like rain and storms could very well become widespread tomorrow. Some communities across North Alabama might not make it out of the 70s tomorrow because of the clouds and rain. Some thunder is possible, but no severe weather.

OUR WEEKEND: The axis of deeper moisture stays in place, and we will continue to forecast occasional showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday. There will be some decent breaks in the rain, but just understand rain is possible at any hour on both days with only a limited amount of sun. Highs over the weekend will be in the low to mid 80s. Three day rain totals (tomorrow through Sunday) will be in the 2 inch range.

NEXT WEEK: Dynamic support will weaken a bit, but moist air stays in place, so we will continue with the mention of at least scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday… temperatures will trend back up toward 90 degrees by mid-week. Some evidence that a surface front approaching from the north could bring another increase in the number of showers and thunderstorms late in the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: We project about 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day tomorrow through Sunday from Panama City west to Gulf Shores, with the daily risk of scattered thunderstorms. Highs will remain in the upper 80s along the immediate coast, with sea water temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains quiet, but over in the western Pacific Typhoon Rammasun now has sustained winds to 140 mph, a category 4.? It will move into China in a few days, but it will be in a weakening phase by then.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I enjoyed seeing a big group of home schoolers today at Cullman’s First Baptist Church… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM this evening on ABC 33/40 News at 6:00! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

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July 17, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:56
July 17, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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New Record Lows

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:50

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COOL MID-SUMMER MORNING: What a fall preview this morning. Here are some temperatures across Alabama at daybreak, and keep in mind this is the 17th of July…

Fort Payne 52
Valley Head 52
Russellville 55
Coldwater 56
Gadsden 57
Concord 58
Cottondale 58
Anniston 59
Birmingham 61
Tuscaloosa 63

Birmingham, with 61 degrees at 6:00, has established a new record low for July 17… the cold record was 62 in 1965.

Today will be another delightful day with ample sunshine through high clouds and a high in the mid 80s. Those high clouds produced quite the sunrise early this morning… this photo was over Birmingham from @ductst on Twitter

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Moist air returns tonight, and we will deal with rain at times on these three days. The latest model runs are now suggesting rain could break out across North Alabama as early as tomorrow morning, and we will bump up the risk of rain during the day. A few showers and thunderstorms are likely tomorrow night and Saturday as wave energy approaches from the west. The rain on Saturday won’t be continuous, however, and the sun could break out at times. Just keep in mind it could rain at any hour of the day if you have something planned outdoors. The high Saturday will be in the low to mid 80s due to the clouds and showers.

Showers and storms should become more scattered in nature Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds, and a high in the upper 80s.

NEXT WEEK: Look for partly sunny weather Monday through Wednesday with the risk of scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs back up around 90 degrees. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: A good supply of sunshine today from Panama City over to Gulf Shores with only a small risk of a shower… then for tomorrow and the weekend expect about 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day with the daily risk of scattered thunderstorms. Highs along the coast will stay mostly in the upper 80s, and the sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 80 degrees.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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Will be speaking to a group this morning at First Baptist Church of Cullman… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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Record Lows Likely Early Tomorrow

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:39

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FEELING GOOD: As advertised, a dry, continental airmass now covers most of Alabama, and we are starting the day with temperatures mostly in the upper 50s and low 60s. Cooler spots early this morning include Russellville with 54, and Valley Head with 55 degrees. The day ahead will feature sunshine in full supply with low humidity and a high only in the low to mid 80s. A very nice fall preview.

Early tomorrow, we project a low in the 57-61 degree range… for Birmingham this will mean a new record low if the forecast verifies since the current record for July 17 is 62 set in 1965. Both the NAM and the GFS are printing 59 degrees for Birmingham at daybreak tomorrow. The day tomorrow will be sunny, humidity values will remain low, and the high should be in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Looks like the bulk of the rain will stay west of Alabama on Friday, so we will just mention an outside risk of a shower late in the day. Expect a partly sunny sky with a high in the upper 80s Friday afternoon. Then, deeper moisture arrives for the weekend, and there will be a risk of showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday. The rain won’t be continuous, and like all summer days the rain distribution won’t be even, but many places will see over one inch of rain over the weekend.

The sky will be mostly cloudy both days with highs in the mid 80s.

We will mention scattered showers and storms each day through next week with a mix of sun and clouds… temperatures will creep back up toward the 90 degree mark. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and more details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: A passing storm is possible this morning along the coast from Panama City to Gulf Shores, otherwise mostly sunny weather is likely today and tomorrow. Then, for Friday and the weekend, about 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s, and the sea water temperatures are generally in the mid 80s.

TROPICAL WEATHER: All remains very quiet across the Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I will be speaking to a group of kids at Pump It Up in Trussville this morning… then I will be traveling this afternoon, so no afternoon discussion or Weather Xtreme video. The next video will be posted here bright and early tomorrow by 7:00 a.m. Enjoy the day!

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July 16, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:37
July 16, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From... From: abc3340 Views: 582 4 ratings Time: 04:38 More in News & Politics
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Cooler, Drier Arrives Tonight

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:43

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COLD FRONT INTO NORTH ALABAMA: The cold front is just north of Birmingham as I write this… the dew point up at Muscle Shoals has dropped to 46 with a north wind of 10 mph, gusting to 16 mph. The dew point at the Birmingham Airport is still 69… but it will drop like a rock in coming hours as drier air rushes into the state.

Showers and storms are in progress along and south of the front… those will end this evening as the dry air takes over.

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: About as nice as it ever gets in Alabama in the middle of July. Sunny days, low humidity levels, and cool nights. We project lows in the 57 to 61 degree range both tomorrow and Thursday morning, with even cooler temperatures across the colder valleys of North Alabama. Birmingham’s record low for July 17… 62 set in 1965… is very much in danger.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The GFS continues to trend slower with the moisture return at the end of the week, and now suggests a decent part of the day Friday could be rain-free. We will mention the chance of a storm late Friday afternoon and Friday night, and then the weekend looks rather unsettled with occasional showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday. WPC grids suggest rain amounts over the weekend could be in the three inch category over the northern half of Alabama, so more beneficial summer rain looks likely.

The high Saturday and Sunday will be only in the mid 80s due to the clouds and showers.

NEXT WEEK: An intense heat bubble will develop over the Southwest U.S… but around here the air remains moist and unstable, and scattered showers and storms remain possible at least for the first half of the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Mostly sunny weather tomorrow and Thursday with only isolated showers for Gulf Shores and Pensacola… a little higher risk of a storm or two near Panama City. Then, for the entire Central Gulf Coast Friday through the weekend… about 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day with the usual risk of scattered thunderstorms. Highs along the immediate coast will remain in the upper 80s, and sea water temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very quiet and tropical storm formation is expected through the weekend.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

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July 15, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:42
July 15, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From... From: abc3340 Views: 305 4 ratings Time: 04:47 More in News & Politics
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Quick Noon Update

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:13

Our cold front is over the northwest corner of Alabama right now. Dewpoints are falling like a rock over Arkansas and western Tenenssee and Kentucky. The dewpoint at Huntsville is 71F, while in Memphis it is 62F and in Branson, MO it is 46F!

The numbers in green are the dewpoints.

Click image to enlarge.

Clouds are thick along and north of I-20 with some breaks to the south which is allowing instability values to rise above 2000 joules/kg, which is moderately unstable.

Regional radars right now show moderate showers over southern Walker County with lighter showers back through Fayette and Lamar Counties. Other light showers are over southern DeKalb County. Everything is pushing east southeast and will continue to do so.

The main shower and thunderstorm development today will be primarily over southeastern parts of the area in that higher instability, mainly south of a line from Demopolis to Clanton to Wedowee. Some strong storms will form in this region, but only isolated severe weather is expected.

The area outlined in pink on the graphic has a 20% chance of getting a severe thunderstorm watch says the SPC. The yelllow polygons are severe thunderstorm warnings.

To the north, in places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Gadsden and Anniston and points north. The chance of a strong storm is just about gone.

The drier air will work in this afternoon, reaching Birmingham by dark and Montgomery after midnight.

By morning, lows will be in the 50 across the north and near 60F in the I-20 corridor. There will quite possibly be a couple of 40s in your morning round up of lows tomorrow in places like Bankhead National Forest and Valley Head.

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Rare Mid-July Cold Front Getting Closer

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:23

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ON THE MAPS: The cold front is near Memphis, and moving in our direction at daybreak…

Behind the front, Kansas City has reported a record low of 54 degrees… and in North Dakota the community of Hettinger reported a chilly 39 degrees at 6:00 a.m. CT. And, yes, this is the middle of July.

Here in Alabama, we will maintain the chance of showers and storms today, but it won’t rain all day, and the rain distribution won’t be very even. The sky will be mostly cloudy with a high in the mid 80s… the 90s are gone for a while. The sky becomes clear tonight as dry air takes over.

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: Delightful weather, with mostly sunny days, low humidity, and cooler nights. For places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Anniston, the early morning lows will be close to 60 degrees, but to the north 50s are likely over the northern third of Alabama both mornings. Birmingham’s record low of 62 degrees for July 17 (set in 1965) of 62 degrees is very much in danger.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Moisture surges northward late in the week, and showers and storms are possible by Friday afternoon. Weather for the weekend will be wet at times with occasional showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday. The sky will be generally cloudy with only a limited amount of sun, and highs will be in the mid 80s.

The chance of showers and storms will continue early next week as the big heat bubble will be well to the west of here, over the western U.S. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: A few showers and storms are likely today from Panama City over to Gulf Shores, but there will be some sun at times. Then, the weather looks mostly dry tomorrow and Thursday with only isolated showers or storms. Then, for Friday and the weekend, expect about 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 80s, and the sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 83 degrees.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. Scroll down for the show notes on the new episode we recorded last night.

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day…

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July 15, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:23
July 15, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From... From: abc3340 Views: 730 4 ratings Time: 05:27 More in News & Politics
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