As of 4 am CDT this morning, TD9 had maximum sustained winds at 35 mph and was moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph. The center was located around 615 miles to the east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.
A tropical depression is likely to develop within the next 48-72 hours over the Gulf of Mexico or the northwestern Caribbean Sea. This system will not affect Central Alabama's weather at all.
This will be a very dynamic system as there will be tons of wind energy, but the good news is that this setup does not look favorable to be a significant tornado threat. However, a few spin-up tornadoes will be possible along the main line of storms.
There will be the potential of rogue supercells that may develop out well ahead of the main squall line that will begin the severe threat as early as 2 pm for the western and southwestern parts of the area.
We'll have a mixed bag of weather today across Central Alabama ranging from very comfortable conditions with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 60s to the lower 70s across the area, but we'll have a few showers and storms move across the area, mainly south of the I-59 corridor, through the daylight hours. After that, … Continue reading From Storms to Snow… What a Mixed Weather Bag for Tonight Through Saturday Morning
A very dynamic system with a strong cold front will move through Central Alabama during the latter part of Friday and into the early morning hours on Saturday that will bring us a wide gamut of weather conditions... from strong to severe storms to sleet and snow. Here are my latest thoughts on what I see happening.
Most of us in Central Alabama will enjoy a great and warm weekend, but a few showers and storms may sneak into the western parts on Sunday afternoon. Strong to severe storms look to be possible on Monday. Dry weather will return late on Wednesday.