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weak frontal system approaches the northern half of Alabama. With
generally zonal upper flow and only a hint at west-northwest flow
the front will not have much of a push into or through the area.
Radar returns have been light across the northern part of the
state today with likely little reaching the ground. Hires models
all in general agreement that moisture will increase over the next
few hours and some of the rain should reach the ground. Not
expecting heavy rain or much thunder. Only have a slight chance of
thunder mentioned in grids. The closest lightning strikes at this
hour are just west of CHA. With cloudy conditions across the
northwest half of the area and very warm readings across the
south, with increasing cloudiness expected there as well,
overnight lows will be much milder tonight. Only 50s in grids will
be across the far north closer to the front. 


Sunday through Saturday.

A weak cold front is pushing through the area on Sunday as cold air 
damming sets up in the Carolinas. Light rain is possible along the 
frontal boundary Sunday morning and afternoon as it pushes to our 
south, but coverage isn't expected to be overly high. Therefore, 
will keep 30-40% chance of rain in the forecast. By Sunday night 
through the overnight hours and into Monday morning, a backdoor cold 
front moves east to west across our area. Moisture return looks to 
be minimal, so again, not expected widespread rainfall through 
Monday afternoon. Upper level ridging moves through Monday and 
Tuesday with the cooler easterly flow keeping temperatures more 

A deep longwave trough slides through the Four Corners Region 
Tuesday as the center of the high pressure over the Florida 
Peninsula gets shifted eastward slightly. This will limit the cold 
air damming influence in Central AL and moist southerly flow will 
return. A slow moving cold front pushes eastward through the MS 
River Valley later Tuesday night and begins to move into the TN 
Valley early Wednesday morning. Models have been trending better in 
regards to consistency, showing a positively-tilted trough pushing 
the cold front through Central AL Wednesday through Thursday. Both 
the GFS and EC are having difficulties resolving any specific 
surface low development and both keep instability modest through the 
period. Overall, expect a slow moving frontal boundary to push 
through the area bringing longer-duration rainfall and possibly a 
few thunderstorms. Lack of instability and modest lapse rates will 
limit any severe potential with this system.

By Friday, the front has moved off to our south and east, ending 
rain chances for Central AL. Cooler and dry weather expected on the 
backside of the trough as we go into the weekend. 


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Regional Hourly Observations For DE KALB County
400 PM CDT SAT MAR 24 2018
MUSCLE SHOALS  CLOUDY    67  57  70 SW16G22   29.87S                  
HUNTSVILLE     CLOUDY    66  58  75 SW5       29.86F                  
DECATUR        CLOUDY    67  56  67 SW5       29.87F                  
HALEYVILLE     CLOUDY    68  57  68 SW10G17   29.89F                  
GADSDEN        CLOUDY    75  54  47 SW17G24   29.88F                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 400pm CDT, Saturday March 24, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 67 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 74 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 20 mph with gusts at 28 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 20 mph with gusts at 29 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 80 degrees at Montgomery. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Huntsville.

Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

U.S. Radar Map, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For DE KALB County, AL

120 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday  

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible Wednesday through Thursday

Locally heavy rainfall is possible from Wednesday through Friday. 
This could elevated the risk of flooding.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel is 
not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For DE KALB County, Alabama
214 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers, mainly in the morning. Highs around 60. West winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs around 50. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Showers likely. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 60.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 30-APR 3  APR 1-APR 7    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year

Declination 1.810000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:46 EDT Set 19:03 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:54 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:22 EDT Ends 19:27 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)

...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a 
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall 
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern 
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and 
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a 
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had 
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm 
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City 
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado 
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed 
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed 
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of 
the homes' rugs a mile away.  (NWS Louisville)

...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92 
degrees.  (NWS Louisville)

...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved 
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark 
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five 
fatalities probably occurred.  (NWS Louisville)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky