Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL
FXUS64 KBMX 240500
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
1200 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016
For 06Z Aviation.
Near calm surface winds tonight across much of Central Alabama but
not expected quite as cool temperatures tonight as last night as
our main northerly flow is cut off as ridge weakens and moves
eastward. Also, we have a upper northwest flow cirrus shield that
has been filtering into the area this evening that will hamper our
cooling a little. With that said, we are cooling best and still a
tad quicker in the north and east as expected with a retreating
ridge. Have lowered in these areas a couple of degrees, but albeit
still not as cool as last night.
06Z TAF Discussion.
VFR conditions should prevail through the period. There is a
small chance that visibility may briefly drop to MVFR at TOI due
to localized ground fog around sunrise, but chances are too low to
include in the TAF. Winds will be calm overnight and become light
southerly Tuesday, remaining 6 kts or less.
Dry conditions are expected through Wednesday with only minimal
rain chances the remainder of the week. Low level moisture will
increase slowly through the end of the week. There are no fire
weather concerns at this time.
/Issued 304 PM CDT MON MAY 23 2016/
Memorial Day may mark the beginning of summer, but temperatures
will get a head start this week with highs forecast in the 85 to
90 degree range. A large upper low currently off the mid-Atlantic
coast will get replaced by an upper ridge over the Southeast
states by Wednesday. This will prevent deeper moisture over the
Southern Plains states from advancing east of the Mississippi
river. There will be a few weak impulses that ride over the top of
the upper ridge, and this may produce a few afternoon showers or
thunderstorms across the far northern counties Wednesday through
Friday. The models are forecasting a surface low developing off
the southeast Florida coast by the end of the week. Thy system
will likely stay over water or possibly track into the Carolinas.
Alabama will be on the back side of the system which would not
favor any organized convection. However, there can be areas of
low level convergence on the west side of weaker systems and this
could bring a slight increase in rain chances over east Alabama
Saturday and Sunday.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Gadsden 50 85 58 87 63 / 0 0 0 10 10
Anniston 54 85 60 88 64 / 0 0 0 10 0
Birmingham 57 87 63 88 67 / 0 0 0 10 10
Tuscaloosa 56 88 63 89 67 / 0 0 0 10 0
Calera 57 86 63 88 66 / 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 55 85 64 86 66 / 0 0 0 0 0
Montgomery 57 88 64 90 66 / 0 0 0 0 0
Troy 55 88 63 90 65 / 0 0 0 0 0