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FRIGID FRIDAY: As expected, most communities north of Birmingham are not out of the 30s this afternoon. In fact, Decatur has yet to rise above freezing; they report 32 degrees at 2:00. Birmingham is at 42 degrees with a chilly north breeze averaging 8 mph. We also note the air is very dry… the dewpoint at Haleyville at 2:00 is only 6!
Temperatures will drop quickly tonight; most places will see a low in the mid 20s early tomorrow, but the colder valleys should reach the 18-22 degree range with a clear sky and light wind.
CLOUDS RETURN TOMORROW: Clouds will increase Saturday ahead of a cold front, and we will mention the chance of a little scattered light rain late in the day and Saturday evening. Moisture will be very limited, and where rain falls the amounts should be under one-tenth of an inch. Then, we will have sunshine back in full force on Sunday. The high should be in the mid 50s both days.
NEXT WEEK: Monday will be dry with a high between 57 and 60, then on Tuesday we will mention the chance of a few passing showers thanks to a compact disturbance moving in from the west. Rain amounts on Tuesday should be fairly light with only limited moisture. Then, Wednesday and Thursday look dry with a high at or just over 60 degrees both days.
A decent rain event still looks to unfold the following weekend (2/9-10)… see the Weather Xtreme video for the details, graphics, and maps.
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I really enjoyed seeing everybody over at Ragland today at First United Methodist Church; what a great crowd! Look for my next Weather Xtreme video here Monday morning by 7:00…. Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!