One thing that readers tell us all the time, is that, if we could just post nothing but verifications all the time, it would really improve the site. Well, here you are, faithful readers, the fourth in a row! OK, nobody is demanding that, but we are cleaning up some back log, including this look at Huntsville, where they remain behind a front late last week. There was a steady stream of moisture into northern Alabama from the west, sprinkling the area with, well, sprinkles. Temperatures ere held in check by the persistent overcast, particularly overnight, when the Thursday morning low was only 4 degrees cooler than the afternoon high. Forecast.io had the top forecast in the Alabama’s tech capital. Actuals: Wednesday – .06 inches of rain, High 62, Low 45 Thursday – .03 inches of rain, High 55, Low 51
The southeast has been in the crosshairs for the last few days. Huntsville dodged bullets last night, but they won’t be able to steer clear of the cold air coming their way.
At 953AM, CT, Huntsville was reporting overcast skies with a temperature of 64 degrees. Clear skies were developing as near as Muscle Shoals and across the border in Tennessee, so a sunny afternoon in Huntsville is quite likely. Brisk northerly flow can be anticipated to keep the day from being perfect. An active pattern aloft will also ensure that these clear conditions won’t last too long. An undercutting jet streak driving through the Lower Mississippi Valley will continue to destabilize Dixieland enough that light showers and clouds will remain in the forecast for the next couple of days. The southerly streak will pull the mean trough further south over the Southern Plains, which will induce a moisture rich southerly flow on Thursday, meaning a touch warmer weather, though rain is still a possibility. Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers, High 58, Low 45 Thursday – A touch warmer, but with a continued threat of scattered showers, High 60, Low 48
TWC: Tomorrow – Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 60, Low 45 Thursday – Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day High 60, Low 47
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, a couple of showers; cooler High 62, Low 46 Thursday – Mostly cloudy; a passing morning shower, then periods of rain and a thunderstorm High 59, Low 49
NWS: Tomorrow – A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy High 64, Low 48 Thursday – A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, High 61, Low 47
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. High 58, Low 47 Thursday – Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. High 59, Low 48
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 64, Low 48 Thursday – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 61, Low 47
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon. High 61, Low 45 Thursday – Rain starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon. High 58, Low 49
Here is a look at the satellite, with a nice slice of dry air, but more rain expected through the work week.
Somehow, it’s a longer drive from Gainesville to Huntsville than it is from Louisville to Knoxville. It will take a little more than half a day, with a total coverage of 242 miles. The drive through Atlanta will really slow us down, and our rate of speed will be a mere 56.3mph. Let’s get ready to rumble.
High pressure lies over the southeastern United States right now, and there appears to be no significant threat (from the weather) for our journey tomorrow. It will be a pleasant day in the 60s, maybe even in the low 70s by the time we get to Huntsville. Watch out for traffic in Atlanta, but otherwise, enjoy the drive.
Huntsville has enjoyed it’s time west of some daily unsettled weather in the Carolinas, and east o a massive system presently moving through the Mississippi Valley. This meant a fairly well clustered forecasts, and thus, forecast results in northern Alabama. As a circumstance, the top forecasters, the Weather Service and Weatherbug were only a couple degrees better than the worst, The Weather Channel.
Actuals: Monday, High 84, Low 57
Tuesday, High 85, Low 60
Huntsville was once the home of the space program and is currently home to one of the smallest National Weather Service offices.
At 853AM, CT, Huntsville was reporting a temperature of 66 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Dew points in the 50s were only going to rise with temperatures, as a strong trough over the Rockies was going to move into the High Plains through the day today, which will induce a strong southerly flow across the most of the southeast, and generate a good deal of instability west of the Appalachians.
Over the next two days, a focusing front will develop over Texas and the Southern Plains. Showers will persist north of Huntsville, as well, but convergence in northern Alabama will not be an issue. Expect warm, humid weather to continue in Huntsville, with the wet weather ringing them in the warm sector of the massive system to the northwest.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 84, Low 54
Tuesday – Partly to mostly cloudy, High 86, Lo2 58
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 84, Low 55
Tuesday – Mix of sun and clouds. High 82, Low 58
AW: Tomorrow – Sunny to partly cloudy and very warm High 85, Low 55
Tuesday – Sunny to partly cloudy, breezy and very warm High 83, Low 61
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 85, Low 55
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 86, Low 59
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. High 85, Low 57
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. High 83, Low 58
Not bad for Huntsville, if you don’t mind the heat. Additionally, thunderstorms will certainly be moving into Huntsville later this week. Nothing now, fortunately for any outdoor enthusiasts.