Mix of Sun & Clouds – Warm & Pleasant

Posted on: 10:51 am, March 9, 2013, by

High and mid level clouds continue to stream in from the west, ahead of an approaching low pressure system currently moving into the central plains. With High pressure to our east, the wind has shifted out of the southeast, which will aid in a decent warm up, despite the cloud cover.  Below is a look over Lake Guntersville this morning and the regional satellite and radar.

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Despite the clouds, we will see peeks of sun throughout the day.  Tonight clouds will continue to increase, with the wind picking up as well, as the pressure gradient tightens between the approaching low pressure system to our west and high to our east.  Expect a wind between 10-15 mph out of the south-southeast overnight, increasing to 10-20 mph Sunday, with gusts as high as 30 mph possible. Temperatures overnight will only cool into the mid to upper 40s, thanks to the clouds and breezy conditions.

Sunday will be another warm day, with highs near 70, despite a partly to mostly cloudy sky.  The daylight hours of Sunday will be dry, with rain moving in after sunset, spreading east overnight into Monday morning.  Scattered showers and a few embedded thunderstorms are possible, along with some pockets of heavy rain.  Rainfall totals will range for most communities between 1.0-2.0″. Below is a look at the Weather Prediction Center’s Day 1-3 Quantitative Precipitation Forecast showing 1.0-2.0″ for most across the Tennessee Valley.

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Remember, Daylight Saving Time beings at 2:00 am tonight!  Make sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour and to change your batteries in your NOAA weather radio and smoke detectors before you go to bed tonight!

Enjoy the warm weather!

- Jennifer Watson

Twitter: @JWatson_Wx

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