Another terrific January day for us all across Central Alabama at the midday hour. Our Monday is highlighted by a mix of sun and clouds, and temperatures that continue to run 20-25 degrees above average for this time of year.
There are a few light showers showing up on the radar, but these are concentrated over the northwestern parts of the area. Temperatures this afternoon are into the 70s again, and overall it is hard to get better weather than this time of year. Tonight, expect passing clouds, and we are likely to see some areas of fog develop after midnight, and lows should hold into the upper 50s.
Temperatures Across Central Alabama
At 1:12 PM, temperatures are ranging from the upper 60s in the northwestern parts of the area, to the upper 70s in the southern parts of the area. The warm spots are currently Montgomery and Eufaula at 79 degrees. The cool spot is Haleyville at 68 degrees.
Birmingham’s Climatology And Records
The normal high for January 16th is 52, while the normal low is 32. The record high for today was set back in 1943 at 77 degrees. The record low was set back in 1972 at 7 degrees.
A weakening surface front will bring the chance of showers to the state tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night, but with little dynamic support, that means no severe weather, and likely little to no thunder. Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy, and highs will be in the 70s throughout Central Alabama. Rainfall amounts should be on the light side, with less than 0.50 inches expected.
For Those Who Are Beach Bound
Partly sunny days with mostly cloudy nights throughout the week, with a slight chance of rain each day through Wednesday, and increasing for the end of the week. Highs will be in the 70s, with lows in the 60s. Click here to see the Beach Forecast Center page.
National High & Low Temperature
The warmest high temperature for the United States on Sunday was 86 degrees, recorded at several locations in Texas (McAllen, Edinburg, Cotulla, and Faifurrias). The coldest low temperature for the United States on Sunday night into early this morning was -37 degrees, recorded at Stanley, Idaho.
On This Day In Weather History: 1989
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World Class Tennis Returns To Birmingham
The BJCC will host the first-round tie against Switzerland February 3rd-5th. Single-day tickets are on sale now. Get them while they last! Buy tickets here.
Central Alabama Chapter Of The NWA
The Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association will be hosting famed engineer and storm chaser Tim Marshall. He will speak at Vulcan Museum on the evening of Tuesday, January 24th. This is an event you won’t want to miss. Look for details on the chapter’s website.
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