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Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2016
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett

BEAUTIFUL BUT BREEZY: The new surge of cooler and dry air is continuing to flow into the state and it is rather windy today with a northwest breeze averaging 10-20 mph with higher gusts. A wind advisory is in effect until 7PM this evening for much of Central Alabama. We are seeing plenty of sunshine and blue sky, with just some of those fair weather cumulus clouds out there this afternoon. Temperatures are mainly in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Tonight temperatures will fall well down into the 40s for most locations, perhaps even some upper 30s in some spots.

FANTASTIC FRIDAY: After a chilly start tomorrow, the day will see a full supply of sunshine and very comfortable conditions. Afternoon highs will be back in the mid 70s.

WONDERFUL WEEKEND WEATHER: Phenomenal weather for the Mother’s Day weekend ahead. Dry air will stay in place and that means sunshine in full supply both days. Afternoon highs will be in the low 80s Saturday, and mid 80s Sunday. The nights will be cool with lower 50s Saturday morning, and mid to upper 50s Sunday morning.

NEXT WEEK: The weather stays warm and dry Monday with a high in the 80s, but we will need to bring in the chance of showers and storms by Tuesday afternoon as moisture increases. The latter half of the week looks warm and somewhat unsettled with a risk of showers and storms on a daily basis. But, the threat of severe weather looks low for now.

BEACHBOUND: Lots of sunshine along the Northern Gulf Coast through the weekend. Afternoon highs are mainly in 70s with a few 80s possible just inland. See the complete   Gulf Coast 7 Day Planner here .

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 112.8F at In Guezzam, Algeria. The lowest observation was -89.7F at Plateau Station, Antarctica. 

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: The highest observation was 104F at East Mesa. AZ The lowest observation was 25F at Land O’Lakes & Rhinelander, WI as well as Leadville, CO.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1930: The temperature at College Park, VA, soared from 43 degrees to 93 degrees to begin an exceptional heat wave.