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RAIN OUT; COLDER AIR IN: Low clouds have been hanging tough over North Alabama this afternoon as expected, and temperatures are cold. Most communities reached their high early this morning, with readings falling into the 40s this afternoon. Haleyville is reporting a chilly 42 degrees at 2:00… Birmingham is at 49.
The sky will clear quickly tonight, and by daybreak tomorrow temperatures will be very close to freezing. The sky will be sunny tomorrow with a high near 60 degrees.
Dry weather continues Thursday and Friday; we reach the low to mid 60s Thursday, followed by mid 60s Friday. Thursday morning will be cold again with a low near freezing, but the low early Friday will be closer to 40 degrees.
MILD WEEKEND: We will see a high very close to 70 degrees Saturday and Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds both days. Low level moisture levels will increase a bit, but there is no trigger for rain and we won’t mention any chance of showers in the forecast for now. Early morning lows this weekend will be in the 48-53 degree range as we begin meteorological winter with a mild spell.
NEXT WEEK: We stay unseasonably mild Monday and Tuesday… then a cold front will pass through Wednesday (December 5) with a chance of showers and storms, followed by colder weather Thursday and Friday. For now the mid-week system doesn’t look like a severe weather setup, although some of the storms along the front could contain some gusty winds.
Out in the longer range, the “land of voodoo” as we call it in the weather business, the GFS hints at rain events around December 9 and December 12, but still no classic severe weather looks. See the Weather Xtreme video for the graphics and details.
RAIN TOTALS: A few totals from last night and this morning from the ABC 33/40 SKYCAM Network…
Downtown Birmingham 0.34″
Cheaha State Park 0.04″
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