After an afternoon and evening of strong to severe storms, calmer weather is in store for Central Alabama for today.
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RADAR CHECK: A line of storms over Mississippi is moving toward West Alabama early this morning… for now they are under severe limits. These storms will move into West Alabama in a few hours, and storms will be possible statewide this afternoon and into the evening hours. With the daytime heating process, the air will […]
We stay dry tomorrow with a partly sunny sky and a high back in the 70s. To the west we will be keeping an eye an upper trough moving out of the Rockies that will bring a severe weather threat to places like Dallas, Tulsa, Little Rock, and Shreveport.
Temperatures are mostly in the 47-52 degree range early this morning across Alabama with a fair sky. We project pleasant spring weather today and tomorrow with a mix of sun and clouds both days; the high today will be between 68 and 71, followed by mid 70s tomorrow.
COOLER DAY: Yesterday at this time, temperatures were soaring into the mid to upper 80s across Alabama, but today the northern half of the state is considerably cooler, with readings mostly in the 60s. The light rain we had on radar this morning has moved into Georgia, and things are quiet at mid-afternoon.
We will mention the risk of a few widely scattered showers over North Alabama this morning, otherwise today will be noticeably cooler with a mix of sun and clouds; most communities will see a high between 67 and 70 degrees, almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday when temperatures soared into the upper 80s.
A surface front over Tennessee will push southward this afternoon, and a band of strong to severe storms will clip far North Alabama this evening. SPC maintains the standard “slight risk” for the Tennessee Valley region of North Alabama, with a “marginal risk” down to Cullman and Gadsden.
An approaching surface front will bring a band of showers and a few thunderstorms to North Alabama late tonight and tomorrow morning; SPC has now issued a “marginal risk” of severe storms in the broad area from Muscle Shoals to Memphis and Little Rock; this risk areas clips the far northwest corner of Alabama. The best chance of showers and storms will come from midnight tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow; rain amounts should be 1/2 inch or less for most places.
Tonight will be fair and cold, but not as cold as last night. Most places will see a low between 34 and 39 early tomorrow, but colder spots over East Alabama will most likely see another freeze. Then, during the day tomorrow, temperatures will rise into the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds.
Another freeze warning is in effect tonight. Most places will see a low between 22 and 26 degrees, but with a clear sky and calm wind, colder pockets will have a good chance of reaching the upper teens. Birmingham’s record low for March 16 is 23 set in 1916… we will be very close to that level.