Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL
FXUS64 KHUN 251737 AAC
Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1237 PM CDT SAT JUN 25 2016
For 18Z TAFs.
(Issued 1052 AM CDT SAT JUN 25 2016)
Just like yesterday, this morning started off warm with temperatures
in the lower 70s. However, with less cloud cover today, current temps
have jumped up into the lower 90s in NW AL and the mid 80s in
southern middle TN where there are some clouds. With this
observation, adjusted cloud cover, hourly temps and slightly
increased the highs for today as well. NW AL could reach the upper
90s with the lower 90s back in NE AL.
A weak boundary is draped across the center of the forecast area
with the majority of the cloud cover on the back side of it. The
boundary combined with daytime heating and a weak disturbance
rounding the upper-level ridge this afternoon could lead to a few
showers and thunderstorms. Looking at GOES-R CI and HiRes model data,
slightly moved up the timing of todays slight chance of showers and
storms to late this morning, especially with how quickly we are
warming up. However, the big story for today is the heat. If outside
today, don`t forget about the heat index values too! Values range
from 100 in NE AL towards 110 in NW AL. As a reminder, the entire
forecast area is under a Heat Advisory.
For 18Z TAFs: Will continue with VFR conditions at both HSV and MSL
throughout the forecast period. Expect winds to become light and
variable after about 02Z tonight. Scattered cumulus clouds around
4kft should again form by 15z on Sunday with light southeast to south
winds expected at HSV and MSL to round out the forecast period.
AL...Heat Advisory until 4 AM CDT Monday for ALZ001>010-016.
TN...Heat Advisory until 4 AM CDT Monday for TNZ076-096-097.
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