All right gang, let’s head down to Alabama, where they have recently been battered by Tropical Storm Cindy. Will it be just as problematic at the back end of the storm? Certainly not, but how will it be in Tuscaloosa?
At 120AM, CT, Tuscaloosa was reporting a temperature of 73 degrees with light rain. A stronger round of thunderstorms has just shifted through Tuscaloosa, leaving a smattering of rain from Tuscaloosa westward. The remnants of Cindy have been absorbed by a broad upper level trough that has swept into the eastern United States, and a ranging cold front is sweeping from the Eastern Seaboard to the Carolinas and west towards the Red River Valley. Unlike what is typically seen with similar features, this boundary is ultimately progressive, so the training shower activity presently seen in Alabama is also drifting south. Expect rain to end around midday.
The upper level trough is very strong, almost springlike in its structure. The cold pool is strong enough that it is going to force the cold front all the way south to the Gulf Coast, and bring a stabilizing area of high pressure over the northern half of Alabama when the rain clears out this afternoon. Expect a much more pleasant weekend in Tuscaloosa than most residents of the south are used to in late June, with cooler, drier air prepared to allow all manner of outdoor activities this weekend.
Tomorrow – Early showers, then clearing and pleasant, High 86, Low 73
Sunday – Sunny and unseasonably cool, High 83, Low 68
TWC: Tomorrow – Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 84, Low 72
Sunday – Intervals of clouds and sunshine.High 84, Low 67
AW: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a shower or thunderstorm around; humid High 83, Low 73
Sunday – Some sunshine High 84, Low 68
NWS: Tomorrow – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between noon and 5pm. Mostly cloudy High 85, Low 72
Sunday – Partly sunny, High 84, Low 68
WB: Tomorrow – Thunderstorms likely, High 81, Low 74
Sunday – Partly cloudy, HIgh 82, Low 69
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely, High 82, Low 73
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 84, Low 66
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain until afternoon. High 85, Low 74
Sunday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 82, Low 68
Here is a look at the rain, showing the last of the really heavy activity shifting away from Tuscaloosa for the time being. Good days to be outside for the next couple of days.