Warming Trend !

January 31st, 2014 at 3:09 pm by under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather

Feb_forecastThawing Out !

Temperatures have finally increased enough to completely end the icy road situation today. The sleet and ice that fell on Tuesday had a very high moisture content and was quite stubborn to melt. We started things off with temperatures in the 20’s in all areas. We saw morning lows of 21 degrees in Evergreen and 26 degrees in Mobile. Patchy areas of ice combined with fog to make for a tricky morning commute. By afternoon, sunshine had the temperature soaring, with afternoon readings near 60. The areas of dense fog that were an issue early today will be a continual theme in the weekend forecast.

Above Freezing Tonight

A light southerly flow has increase moisture across our area. This will end the threat of freezing temperatures tonight, even in the inland spots. Lows will be in the 40’s with areas of dense fog reforming. The cold near shore waters from our recent arctic air outbreaks will make for some very persistent fog the next few nights. The fog could also linger through the day in coastal spots. We expect clouds and fog, with temps near 60, for the Krewe de la Dauphine Mardi Gras parade on Dauphin Island Saturday at 1pm.

Super Bowl Sunday

A series of approaching fronts give us a chance for rain in the extended outlook. Our best rain chance is Sunday evening and night. Models hint at about a half inch of precipitation. Showers return by Tuesday in the outlook. Temperatures stay above freezing for the next seven days. The Climate Prediction Center is predicting above normal temperatures for February.

Amazing Cold in January

-7.6 degrees below normal for the month
-19 nights below freezing
-coldest was 14 degrees on the 7th
-1.3” snow/sleet accumulation

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