It has now been thirteen days since much of Alabama has seen rainfall. This was the third time this year that we had a stretch of 13 or 14 days without rain. That will change on Tuesday evening as an upper level low approaches the area. Unfortunately, the air is so dry here in Alabama that the system will not have much moisture with which to work. For that reason rainfall totals will probably be less than a half inch. Some areas may see little or no rain.
Tomorrow's Convective Outlook from the SPC
The SPC is suggesting there will be a slight risk of severe weather tomorrow in Mississippi. I took a look at the models and the parameters really do not look that impressive, but a few strong to severe storms are possible west of Alabama.
The temperature this afternoon is near 90 in many areas but after tomorrow's system rolls through, cooler air will settle in again. We have been on a temperature roller coaster the last few weeks. The dry air in place really facilitates wild swings in temperature. Tim Coleman of UAH has an interesting post on our wild temperature swings and how they compare historically in this post on Alabamawx.com.
Radar Update at 10 a.m. - Two mesoscale convective vortices are pushing north and northeast across Central Mississippi at this hour. One will impact West Alabama as early as 11:30 a.m.
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