Alabama Skies: Weather forecast comes into focus; more rain for some, less rain for others

Published 9:22 pm Monday, November 13, 2023

We’ve had a slight change in the track for the tropical low we’ve been watching and that means some changes in the rain amounts across the state. Since it’s now looking like it won’t track as far north as expected, rain chances have dropped for northern Alabama. There are still some rain chances for the northern region; however, it just doesn’t look like much widespread rain will fall.

In contrast, the Gulf Coast and southern Alabama look to receive a couple inches of rain with some areas receiving a few inches of rain.

Another key component of this system will be the wind. We’ll have sustained winds around 10 to 15 miles per hour with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour in places.

A Gale Warning is in effect for the offshore coastal waters beginning at noon and continuing through the day Wednesday. Strong easterly winds of 20 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40 knots and seas seven to 12 feet are expected.

A high risk of rip currents is in effect from Tuesday morning through at least Wednesday night for all area beaches as a low pressure moves over the Gulf waters. A high surf advisory is also in effect for area beaches for large breaking waves of five to eight feet from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning.

North Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a high of 69. Cloudy Tuesday night with a slight chance of rain. Low of 50.

Central Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. High of 67. Cloudy overnight with a chance for some showers. Low of 52.

South Alabama

Cloudy with showers possible. High of 63. Breezy with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Tuesday night, rain likely with a low of 45 and breezy.

Gulf Coast

Showers and windy with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. High of 61. More showers overnight with wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour. Low of 53.