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Central Alabama 7 Day Forecast

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

| 3:23 pm January 30, 2013

**No Weather Xtreme video today due to the severe weather situation… we will get back to the regular schedule tomorrow**

RAIN ENDING: The rain will continue to taper off from west to east this evening across Alabama…

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Temperatures have dropped in the 50s, and we will be very close to freezing early tomorrow. The clouds move out late tonight, and tomorrow should be a day with maximum sunshine and a high in the low 50s.

COLD SHOT ON FRIDAY: Noticeably colder air blows in here tomorrow night; we will be in the 20s early Friday, and it looks like we will need to drop the afternoon forecast high on Friday to the low 40s with a chilly north breeze. Communities north of Birmingham, most likely, won’t make it out of the 30s Friday afternoon as frigid air returns to Alabama. The sky will remain sunny Friday.

OUR WEEKEND: The daytime hours Saturday should be dry, with a partly sunny sky and a high in the 50s. The next issues comes Saturday night with a cold front swinging through. The 12Z GFS shows some potential for either light rain, or light snow Saturday night and early Sunday…

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The GFS keeps accumulating snow to the north of Alabama with this feature…

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So, for now, we will just mention mainly some light rain Saturday night, with the risk of a few snow flakes as the precipitation ends early Sunday. We will fine tune this as we get a little sleep and get closer to the event.

The sky will clear by midday Sunday, and the high should be around 50 degrees Sunday afternoon.

Dry weather is likely early next week with a warming trend; low 60s are possible by Tuesday and Wednesday.

ADAIRSVILLE, GA TORNADO: The tornado that struck this North Georgia community this morning, killing one person, originated from a storm that went right over Anniston; a tornado warning was in effect for Calhoun and northern Cleburne Counties, but to my knowledge there was no damage from the storm in Alabama. See the rotation track below from the NOAA Visualization Lab

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