The final full day of spring 2012 has arrived and much like yesterday it is off to an incredible start. It won’t take long however for the mercury to rise today. We’re projecting another quick warm-up into the 80s, with additional areas topping out in the 90s.
It looks like we’ll have to break out those sprinklers again. After a quick glance at analysis data we’re seeing a core of high pressure centered north of Alabama. We will remain under the envelope of this high throughout today, which will put a lid on rainfall development.
As the spring season comes to an official close tomorrow, temperatures will be slightly higher, with a chance for a lone shower or storm in the afternoon. By Friday we could see a few additional thundershowers in the late afternoon.
Some data continues to show a low pressure system shifting into the Gulf of Mexico and spreading moisture-rich air northward over the weekend. The National Hurricane Center is already monitoring a disturbance near the Cayman Islands. This disturbance may drift northwest, drawing deeper moisture towards coastal Alabama. The high pressure ridge should continue to influence our weather through the weekend so we still expect a low rain chance. We’ll keep you posted!
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Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
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