HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A warm afternoon across the Tennessee Valley with many climbing into the upper 70s and even low to mid-80s. That's well above average for late March. An average high for this time of year is the mid to upper 60s.
This warmth is thanks to the weather pattern we discussed yesterday. The ridge that was sitting west will continue to push east. As the ridge pushes east on Friday our winds will become more southerly ushering in some very warm moist air.
Once again on Friday high temperatures will top out in the low to mid-80s. This has the potential to break records at both HSV and MSL. both have a record of 86 degrees set back in 1910.
Things change heading into the weekend as our next system approaches in the form of a cold front. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible out ahead of that front on Saturday evening. Our biggest concern there will be gusty winds.
Of course, all of this rain is rain we really do not need. We have seen close to 10.00" this month. While that does not put us in the top 5 wettest March list it is almost double the average monthly rainfall average.