Before I go on vacation, I’m going to finish off with a nice little forecast for the deep south. There is a blizzard in the Twin Cities and I have a flight in the morning. Peachy. At least the forecast down south will be, if nothing else, much much warmer!
At 1053PM, CT, Anniston was reporting a temperature of 71 degrees with clear skies. They found themselves in surprisingly dry air with a dew point in the 50s, while thunderstorms to the west were feasting on dew points in the 60s and 70s. A well formed area of low pressure was moving through the northern Plains towards the Great Lakes, and was extending a cold front through the Ozarks. It was this activity that is leading to the surprisingly warm temperatures at this hour, as well as the thunderstorms west of Alabama.
Those low dew points should come in handy tomorrow. While the storms today have been quite vigorous, they will lose some of their edge tomorrow with less fueld to work with. There is still a possibility of some strong thunderstorms, but the activity won’t be as tornadic or supercellular, with the primary threat coming from frontal momentum, as the system itself is still quite strong. The front will move through in the evening tomorrow and will be out of town by morning on Saturday, giving way to a cool, pleasant beginning to the weekend.
Tomorrow – Thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. High 75, Low 55
Saturday, Clearing and cooler High 66, Low 45
TWC: Tomorrow – T-Storms High 75, Low 56
Saturday – Partly Cloudy High 68, Low 46
AW: Tomorrow – A couple of strong thunderstorms around; mostly cloudy; storms can bring damaging winds High 75, Low 57
Saturday – Sun and some clouds High 69, Low 48
NWS: Tomorrow – Showers and thunderstorms, High 72, Low 51
Saturday – Sunny High 66, Low 45
WB: Tomorrow – Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning…then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 74, Low 52
Saturday – Sunny. High 69, Low 46
WN: Tomorrow – Isolated Storms High 73, Low 64
Saturday – Mostly Sunny High 70, Low 45
There will be storms, it will be interesting tomorrow, but at least I don’t think it will be quite as crazy there as it has been from southern Illinois to Oklahoma and northern Texas today. Here is a satellite image to demonstrate just how vast the system is.