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COLD APRIL MORNING: Here are some 5:00 a.m. temperatures from our team of Skywatchers…..
Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden) 34
Center Point 39
Lake View (East Tuscaloosa County 40
I also note that Fort Payne and Valley Head dropped to 34 degrees this morning on the “official” observations. Most places are in the 40s; Birmingham was at 45 degrees.
**UPDATE: At 5:57 D.L. Powell, in the small Cherokee County community of Broomtown (near the Georgia border in Northeast Alabama) checked in with 29 degrees. He lets us know he has never had a frost after April 15 as long as he has been there.
We warm nicely today. With ample sunshine most places will see a high at or just over 70 today.
REST OF THE WEEK: Dry through Friday with a warming trend. Look for a high around 80 tomorrow, low 80s Thursday, and mid 80s Friday with partly sunny days and fair nights. A shower or two might pop up over far North Alabama around the Tennessee border, but even there the chance of organized rain is very small.
WEEKEND FORECAST: The weather looks warm, and mostly dry. The latest model runs have looked drier, and I think for now we will just need to mention an outside risk of a shower Saturday and Sunday; the idea of a front passing through on Sunday is now off the table, so afternoon highs will stay in the 80s both days with a mixture of sun and clouds.
NEXT WEEK: The benign weather pattern continues; we might see a shower in spots early Monday, but the GFS is advertising a cold front coming through in very uneventful fashion late Sunday night or Monday morning, followed by dry and pleasant weather for the first half of the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for details… but it sure looks like we will make it through April without a single tornado warning for the state of Alabama.
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