ANOTHER WARM APRIL DAY: Temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. No rain on radar. Tonight will be mostly fair and pleasant.
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SUMMER PREVIEW CONTINUES: The official high in Birmingham yesterday was 88 degrees… beating the old April 12 record of 86, set in 1981. Other highs included 87 at Anniston, Calera, and Huntsville, 86 at Tuscaloosa, Muscle Shoals, and Montgomery, and 85 at Decatur.
SUNNY, WARM APRIL AFTERNOON: Temperatures have reached the mid 80s across North/Central Alabama this afternoon… about ten degrees above average, right at record levels. Birmingham’s record high today is 86 set in 1981; a decent chance we tie, or even break it before the day is over.
WARM, MOSTLY DRY PATTERN: We will forecast a partly sunny sky across Alabama today with a high at or just over 80 degrees again this afternoon, but we will introduce the chance of isolated showers and storms tonight and tomorrow with a weak surface front nearing the northwest corner of the state.
CHILLY MORNING: Our Skywatcher up at Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden),Vic Bell, reports 33 degrees early this morning with some frost; most places are in the 38-42 degree range with a clear sky and cool north breeze. Today will be sunny, breezy, and cool with a high in the mid 60s this afternoon.