Alagasco Seven Day Forecast
Friday afternoon, November 28, 2014
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett
THE REST OF TODAY: It was a very cold start to the day with most locations well down into the 20s the morning across Central Alabama. After a slow warm-up, under a sun-filled sky today, temps have climbed into the 50s in most spots. Heading into the overnight hours, we are looking at another chilly night, but not as cold as last night, as lows should settle down into the mid-30s. There will still be a few locations that will flirt with or drop below the freezing mark by tomorrow morning.
CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Thursday afternoon it was 94F at Riverside, California. This morning, it was -16F at Baraga Plains, Michigan.
WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1921: New England was in the midst of a four day ice storm, their worst of record. Ice was more than three inches thick in many places following the storm, and property damage was in the millions of dollars. Northern New England received heavy snow with more than two feet reported in some areas. Overnight freezing rains continued through the day at Worcester MA while the wind increased to a gale. Streets become impassable even on foot, and whole towns were plunged into darkness without communication. The storm caused 20 million dollars damage to power lines, telephone lines and trees.
SATURDAY: Look for a warming trend to start tomorrow. After starting the day off in the 30s, much of Central Alabama will see highs climb into the upper 50s and lower 60s. It will be sunny, dry, and very nice for the last Saturday in November.
IRON BOWL: ESPN’s College Game Day will be back in Tuscaloosa for the game. If heading to the broadcast, it will be chilly with temperature climbing from the 30s to the 40s. Terrific weather all day if you are heading down to Tuscaloosa. Tailgating will have no weather woes with a sunny sky and temperatures in the 60s. By the time the games kicks off, 6:45 PM, the temps should be in the upper 50s and slowly drop through the 50s by the fourth quarter. It will be a mainly clear and cool, but terrific weather for football. I would certainly take the jacket if heading to the game.
SUNDAY: To start the day, we should see a bit more cloud over as moisture levels begin to inch back up over the region. The clouds will keep temperature in the upper 40s to lower 50s for morning lows. Highs will be even warmer and upper 60s and even lower 70s will be observed in Central Alabama.
THE WEEK AHEAD: We turn to the calendar to December Monday, and the mild weather looks to stick around. Both our afternoon highs and overnight lows will be near seasonal averages, which means 60s for highs and 40s for lows. To our north, there will be a cold front that will be producing showers across portions of the Mid-South. At this time, the front doesn’t appear to be able to make into the state, but it will be close enough to perhaps increase cloud cover and produce showers in the Tennessee Valley. Then by the end of the week, it does appear there will be better rain chances with another feature moving through the region.