Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
226 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

.DISCUSSION...

A nice rain event is underway in the northwest, where drought
conditions are the worst right now. So while not a drought buster,
anything is better that what has been in place. We will see a
shortwave slide through this afternoon and take the better lift
north and east of the area after sunset, so rain chances decrease
quite a bit after 00Z. As we get into Friday that main focus will
drift southward a touch and place the best rain chances on both
sides of I-20. This will allow temperatures to be warmer in the
northeast and southwest, while the central portions of Central
Alabama may only get into the mid 80s.

This pattern really remains in place through the weekend and much
of next week, with just small shifts on the areas with the best
chances of rain depending on the passing shortwave energy in
place. With most of this being mesocale in nature will go
generally with high chances for scattered showers/storms each day
and drop to isolated chances in the evenings. The main focus will
still be during the afternoons each day, but an isolated shower
can not be ruled out anytime day or night.

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.AVIATION...
18Z TAF Discussion.

Afternoon satellite and obs have verified that ceilings have now
reached VFR conditions for all sites with moderate southerly
winds prevailing. A weak surface trough centered near Florence, AL
is currently bringing in a scattered storms and showers for all
northern sites. KMGM and KTOI are expected to remain rain free for
the duration of the day and overnight. Northern sites will remain
under VFR conditions, but will not see relief from scattered
convection until after sunset. Afterwards ceilings will lift even
further from west to east. Overnight conditions will see calm
southerly winds and a few high clouds. Tomorrow another surface
trough is likely to follow the same path and skirt to our
northwest.

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&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

Generally scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected over
the next several days with highs in the upper 80s and low/mid 90s.
Surface winds will be less than 10 mph and generally from the
southwest/west through the weekend. Since surface dew points are
so high, critical fire weather thresholds are not expected to be
met, with no watches or warnings anticipated.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Gadsden     71  89  71  91  71 /  20  40  40  50  30
Anniston    72  90  72  92  73 /  20  40  30  50  30
Birmingham  73  90  74  93  75 /  20  50  30  50  30
Tuscaloosa  72  91  73  93  74 /  20  50  30  50  30
Calera      73  90  73  93  74 /  20  50  30  50  30
Auburn      73  92  74  92  74 /  20  30  20  40  30
Montgomery  74  94  75  96  75 /  20  40  20  40  30
Troy        72  92  73  92  73 /  20  30  20  40  30

&&

.BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.

&&

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