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Central Alabama 7 Day Forecast

Bitterly Cold to our North

| 4:41 pm January 20, 2013

While it has been a nice day across the Southeast with many areas into the 60s, many areas in the Midwest are experiencing bitterly cold temperatures. A quick look this afternoon at some surface observations show sub-freezing temperatures from Montana to Missouri across the Great Lakes and into the portions of the interior of the Northeast. Coldest number on this map is 6 degrees, but many locations in the Dakotas, Minnesota and across the boarder into southern Canada are below zero and it could be several days before they make it above zero.

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Looking at the GFS forecast for tomorrow morning’s lows, show frigid conditions across the Midwest and Northern New England. Many locations will be at least 20 degrees below zero and winds chill approaching 40 below. Though we will feel some of the cold air by tomorrow and especially Tuesday, where afternoon highs will be in the 40s and morning lows in the lower 20s, we won’t see such low number across the Southeast. Temperatures will also moderate by the end of the work week, before the next batch of cold air dives south by the weekend. Highs next weekend may struggle to reach the 40s. Very cold temperatures remain in Northern Canada and across the North Pole into Siberia. The cold air likes to head south and we will be keeping an eye on it as several areas of high pressure will be bringing the cold with them throughout the end of January and heading into February.

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