- A system misses Alabama to the north on Sunday into Monday and will just bring us more clouds than rain. It's called a short wave in the jet stream pattern. The stronger systems are called long wave troughs. We will see a lot more long waves than short waves impact us which means more intense weather by mid to late December.
2. System # 2 may or may not produce showers on Thursday into Friday of this week as yet another short wave swings through. The GFS shows a lower chances than the EURO long range model. Our next system following the end of the week will be impacting the West Coast as a long wave trough.
3. System #3 impacts Alabama around the 13th or 14th and there may be enough instability for some thunderstorms.
4. System #4 shortly arrives after 3 and could once again produce thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.
5. System 5 impacts us around the 20-21st.
All and all a very active jet stream pattern sets up a week from today and while the timing and strength of each system is uncertain, we are confident that an active pattern will exist. It looks more like a fall set up with mild temperatures and thunderstorm chances. The wintry threat looks to avoid the Southeast.
We will keep you posted, 1 system at a time.
Enjoy the nice and tranquil weather while it lasts,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Meteorologist