South Mobile Bay Marine Forecast
|Rest Of Tonight...West Winds Around 5 Knots, Increasing To 5 To 10 Knots Late. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Monday...West Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Northwest In The Afternoon. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Monday Night...North Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Tuesday...North Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Northwest In The Afternoon. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Tuesday Night...Northwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Increasing To 15 To 20 Knots After Midnight. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Wednesday...North Winds 15 To 20 Knots, Diminishing To 10 To 15 Knots In The Afternoon. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Wednesday Night...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Thursday...East Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Thursday Night...Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Friday...Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Waves 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Friday Night...Southeast Winds Around 10 Knots. Waves 1 Foot Or Less. A Slight Chance Of Showers.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Mobile AL
539pm CST Sunday Dec 3 2023
/issued 332pm CST Sunday Dec 3 2023/
..New NEAR TERM, SHORT TERM, LONG TER
(Now through Monday) Issued at 332pm CST Sunday Dec 3 2023
Drier and cooler conditions will return as the cold front moves through the area. Rain has cleared as the cold front slowly pushes east. A cooler and drier airmass will move into the area behind the front this afternoon and evening. A dry forecast is expected through the remainder of the period. Lows tonight will range from the mid/upper 40s inland to mid 50s along the coast. Highs on Monday will be in the mid and upper 60s.
SHORT TERM... (Monday night through Wednesday night) Issued at 332pm CST Sunday Dec 3 2023
An upper trough mostly over the northern/central Plains amplifies significantly while advancing into the eastern states through Tuesday night before moving off into the western Atlantic. An associated surface low passes well north of the region and brings a weak reinforcing cold front through the forecast area Tuesday night, but deep layer moisture will be too limited to consider pops. Dry conditions are otherwise expected through Wednesday night along with a modest cooling trend. Highs on Tuesday will be 60 to 65, then highs on Wednesday will be 55 to 60. Lows Monday night and Tuesday night typically range from the mid to upper 30s well inland to the lower 40s at the coast, then lows Wednesday night range from the lower 30s inland to near 40 at the coast. A low risk of rip currents is expected during the period. /29
Long Term (Thursday through Sunday) Issued at 332pm CST Sunday Dec 3 2023
An upper trough evolves over the central states Friday into Friday night then amplifies substantially while advancing into the eastern states over the weekend. A dome of cool high pressure over the southeast states Thursday morning shifts quickly off to the east allowing for a return flow to become established by Thursday afternoon. A surface low located well off to the north brings a cold front across the Plains early in the period, though afterwards there are timing uncertainties regarding how quickly the front approaches and eventually moves through the forecast area. Currently, the frontal passage looks to occur Saturday night, or later during the day on Sunday. The slower solution allows more time for deep layer moisture to flow into the area, and also has stronger shear and possibly better instability. As noted by the previous shift, it's too early to speculate on the potential for severe weather prospects given the timing uncertainties so will closely monitor at this point. Have continued with dry conditions over the area through Friday, then chance probability of precipitation follow for Saturday and Sunday, except for likely pops for much of the area Saturday night. /29
Issued at 332pm CST Sunday Dec 3 2023
Light offshore winds will continue through the forecast. Offshore winds may increase late Tuesday night through Wednesday before quickly diminishing again by the end of the week. No hazards are expected at this time.
NOAA Mobile AL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
AL...High Rip Current Risk until 6pm CST this evening for ALZ265-266.
FL...High Rip Current Risk until 6pm CST this evening for FLZ202-204- 206.