Near Term (Through Tonight)...
The once stationary cold front finally pushed through our forecast
today, bringing with it noticeably colder air and high winds, but
little precipitation. There were still some scattered very light
showers in southeast AL and southwest GA, and we recently even
received a report of a little bit of light ice pellets and snow
mixing in with the light rain near Fort Rucker. Such occurrences
will be very brief and spotty given the strong, large scale
subsidence and very dry air above 650mb. At any rate, surface
temperatures are far too warm for any accumulations. In short,
this will be a no-impact event for the few places that even get
any non-liquid precip.
Peak gusts so far across the area have been 36 kts on FSU campus,
24 kts at KTLH, 30 at KECP, 28 at KDHN, 25 kts at KABY, and 23 at
KVLD. Over the water it`s even more rough with the highest 10m
wind of 18 m/s observed at the C Tower. Winds will diminish later this
evening, and the wind advisory will end at 7 pm EST. Min
temperatures tonight will be much colder than what we`ve been
seeing- in the mid 30s. If you`re going out this
afternoon/evening, you might want to consider dressing in layers
and grabbing a windbreaker!