Near Records This AfternoonDecember 5th, 2013 at 2:55 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
We are seeing a significant warming trend this week, with daytime highs running almost 15 degrees above average. Temperatures this afternoon were in the upper 70’s to near 80 in many locations. The record at Mobile Regional for Dec. 5th is 79 degrees in 1998. We have peaked at 78 degrees so far today, and the high is currently at 79 for Pensacola. It is also looking like a very warm day for Friday. We remain on the warm side of a major front. Ice storm conditions are expected for Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, and the Ohio Valley tonight.
We are expecting another round of dense fog tonight. A warm and moist southerly wind flow will be working across the cool near shore waters of the beaches and bays. This type of advection fog set up can result in reduced visibilities. This particular type of fog can linger into the midday hours in many coastal locations. Areas like the causeway, Mobile Bay, and Pensacola Bay can expect more issues with lingering fog into mid morning Friday.
A few spotty rain showers are possible tonight and tomorrow with this moist southerly flow. We are not expecting major totals of rain in the short term, and the chances remain isolated to widely scattered. A better opportunity for rain comes in on Friday afternoon and night, along the surface cold front. Temps turn much cooler with lower rain chances for Saturday and Sunday. We do expect colder weather next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.