STRONG WINDS TODAY: The vigorous storm system that brought multiple rounds of severe storms to the southern U.S. is on the way out this morning…
A deep, 988 millibar surface low is east of Alabama, and the tight gradient on the west side the low will bring north winds of 15-30 mph today, with gusts to 40 mph. A wind advisory is in effect for all 67 Alabama counties.
Otherwise, today will be mostly cloudy and cooler with highs in the 50s; some lingering light rain or drizzle is possible as well, mainly over the eastern half of the state.
MID-WEEK: Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and pleasant; we start the day in the mid 30s, then rising to a high in the low 60s. Clouds return Wednesday, and some light rain is possible late in the day and into Wednesday night. No worries with storms this time, and rain amounts should be 1/4 inch or less. Then, on Thursday, that rain ends during the pre-dawn hours, followed by a partly sunny sky and a high in the 50s.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: We expect cool, dry weather across Alabama on these three days. Highs 50-55 Friday and Saturday, then dropping into the 40s Sunday as a new surge of colder air drops in from the north. Coldest morning will come early Sunday with lows between 25 and 29 for most communities.
NEXT WEEK: Cold, dry weather continues at least for the first half of the week with highs mostly in the 40s, and lows in the 20s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
No sign of any issues with severe storms or “winter mischief” for the next 10-15 days around here.
FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY: A pre-dawn severe storm dropped two tornadoes in Jefferson County killing a 16-year-old girl in Clay and an 81-year-old man in Oak Grove. The Center Point/Clay tornado was rated EF-3.
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I will be in Nashville today, so no afternoon Weather Xtreme video, but I will post forecast notes this afternoon… Meaghan Thomas will be covering for me tonight on ABC 33/40 News. I will be back in full service tomorrow… enjoy the day!
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