Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Friday afternoon, January 19, 2018
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett

FINE FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Tons of sunshine in the Alabama sky today, and after yet another frigid morning, temperatures have warmed nicely with upper 40s and lower 50s on the maps this afternoon. Heading into tonight, it will be another clear and cold night, but temperatures will be much warmer compared to recent nights, with upper 20s and lower 30s for most locations.

WARMING TREND CONTINUES: With a mix of sun and clouds, we project a high in the upper 50s tomorrow, and mid 60s Sunday, while some locations in South Alabama will reach in 70s.

RAIN RETURNS: Clouds thicken Sunday night, and rain returns to the state Monday thanks to a cold front trailing a deep surface low over the Great Lakes. Some thunder is possible, but with hardly any surface based instability severe storms are not expected. Rainfall totals will be around 1/2 inch.

NEXT WEEK: From Tuesday through Friday, the overall weather pattern looks dry with seasonal temperatures for mid to late January. Highs should mainly be in the 50s, while lows in the 30s are expected. The next threat of rain looks to arrive over the following weekend (January 27 & 28).

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WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 122.0F at Koutiala, Mali. The lowest observation was -71.3F at Agayakan, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: The highest observation was 84F at Lake Elsinore, CA. The lowest observation was -5F at Eldred, NY.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1977: Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme southern Florida.