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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
155 PM CDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SUNNY SPRING DAY ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA.
TEMPERATURES ARE A COUPLE OF DEGREES WARMER THIS AFTERNOON THAN
YESTERDAY WITH READINGS CURRENTLY IN THE UPPER 70S AND LOW 80S ACROSS
THE AREA. THERE ARE ALSO A FEW MORE CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA WITH A
SLIGHT INCREASE IN MOISTURE. CURRENT WATER VAPOR IMAGERY AND RAP
UPPER AIR ANALYSIS INDICATES AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE ACROSS THE
CENTRAL CONUS. HIGHER UPPER LEVEL HEIGHTS ARE BUILDING INTO THE
AREA AND WILL KEEP THE FORECAST WARM AND DRY. AT THE SURFACE...A
HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD WITH LIGHT
SURFACE FLOW ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA. FOR TONIGHT...EXPECT
TEMPERATURES WILL BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST NIGHT
WITH LIGHT SOUTHERLY FLOW. EXPECT LOWS WILL BE IN THE 50S ACROSS
THE AREA WITH SOME OF THE RADIATONAL COOLING LOCATIONS ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST POSSIBLY DROPPING INTO THE UPPER 40S.

THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST CONTINUES TO BE MOSTLY UNCHANGED
WITH DRY AND WARMER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS WEEK. THE UPPER
LEVEL RIDGE ACROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED
ACROSS THE AREA THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK. PW VALUES WILL
GENERALLY BE UNDER AN INCH THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST PERIOD WHICH IS
BELOW NORMAL FOR EARLY TO MID-MAY. THESE HIGHER HEIGHTS ALOFT
SHOULD KEEP CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY IN CHECK AND WILL INCREASE
AFTERNOON HIGHS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. EXPECT HIGHS LATE IN THE WEEK
WILL BE IN THE UPPER 80S WITH A FEW PLACES MAKING IT INTO THE LOW
90S. MODEL CONTINUE TO SHOW A SYSTEM OFF THE ATLANTIC COAST MID TO
LATE IN THE WEEK BUT THE FORECAST AREA SHOULD REMAIN IN THE DRY
SUBSIDENT AREA.

05/MA

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAF DISCUSSION.

VFR CONDITIONS WITH LIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

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&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
GADSDEN     52  81  56  82  57 /   0  10   0  10   0
ANNISTON    57  82  57  82  58 /   0  10   0  10   0
BIRMINGHAM  57  83  58  83  60 /   0  10   0   0   0
TUSCALOOSA  55  84  58  85  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
CALERA      56  83  59  83  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
AUBURN      55  81  58  80  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
MONTGOMERY  57  85  60  84  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
TROY        56  83  59  83  59 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$


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