**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today… I am in Tuscaloosa at Academy Sports on Skyland Blvd programming NOAA Weather Radios**
This afternoon’s discussion courtesy J.B. Elliott….
A FAIRLY NICE STRETCH OF GOOD WEATHER: Nothing really, really bad in the Alabama weather picture for the next several days. Let’s jump ahead and describe the one day that our weather will not be so good. That is next Monday. By that time, another cold front will be approaching with a low-pressure area passing just to our north. This will set off showers and thunderstorms on Monday. Some showers could reach our area Sunday night, but the best chance of showers and thunderstorms will be during the day Monday and continuing Monday night. At this time we do not foresee a severe weather threat. In fact, none of Alabama is under even a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for the next seven days despite the fact that we are getting deeper into our primary severe weather season. Let’s be thankful for that.
CHECKING THE OLE THERMOMETER: Not bad at all. We are forecasting our lowest temperature almost a week from today with 34 next Wednesday. We will also have low temperatures almost that cold tomorrow morning. But for most of the week our lows will be in the 40s and even some 50s. Mild is the word for most afternoons. We expect highs between 71 and 73 from the weekend through next Monday. Not bad.
USA NOTES: I believe that much of the Northeast can breathe a sigh of relief today. The latest winter storm, while causing lots of problems and thousands of power outages, did not last as long as previously expected. I suppose that folks in the Big Apple this afternoon are celebrating. This afternoon the temperature was 38 in New York’s Central Park. There was light rain at JFK Airport and Newark. Winds were less than 30 mph. It was a mile 44 in Atlantic City. National radar this afternoon in the winter setting shows snow continuing from Eastern New York State and Connecticut northward to New Hampshire. When will the next winter storm show up? We don’t know but there sure has been a fast string of those in the last several months. Elsewhere around the good old USA, the warmest temperature yesterday was 85 at Octotilla, California. Coldest this morning was 13 below at Cook, Minnesota and Big Fork, Minnesota. The coldest in Alaska was 24 below at Birch Creek. Valdez still has 51 inches of snow.
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I had a great time today visiting the pre-schoolers at Christ Harbor Methodist Church in Northport… they will be on the Pepsi KIDCAM tomorrow on ABC 33/40 News at 5:00. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…