Once the sun goes down, it will cool off quickly this evening, and we expect a low between 35 and 40 degrees for most places early tomorrow with a chance of scattered light frost, but colder spots will have a good chance of seeing a late season freeze.
CHILLY MORNING: Our Skywatcher up at Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden),Vic Bell, reports 33 degrees early this morning with some frost; most places are in the 38-42 degree range with a clear sky and cool north breeze. Today will be sunny, breezy, and cool with a high in the mid 60s this afternoon.
BLUSTERY APRIL DAY: Temperatures are a good 15-18 degrees below average across Alabama this afternoon; most places are in the mid to upper 50s, and a strong northwest wind of 15-30 mph is making it feel cooler. The sky is partly sunny over the northern half of the state, with sunshine in full supply down south.
Another freeze warning is in effect tonight. Most places will see a low between 22 and 26 degrees, but with a clear sky and calm wind, colder pockets will have a good chance of reaching the upper teens. Birmingham’s record low for March 16 is 23 set in 1916… we will be very close to that level.
SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES AHEAD: The sky will clear tonight, and by daybreak tomorrow most communities will be in the mid 20s, with colder spots closer to 20. Thursday morning will be just a cold, if not a few degrees colder. Some of the traditionally colder towns could reach the upper teens at daybreak Thursday across North Alabama.
RADAR CHECK: Rain is falling over much of North and West Alabama this afternoon; it is a cold rain with temperatures only in the 40s… Rain is likely through early tonight as a strong disturbance passes over our state; one ingredient in the making of the big Northeast U.S. blizzard tomorrow. TOMORROW: It will be […]
SUNNY WINTER DAY: The sky is bright and sunny over the northern half of Alabama this afternoon following the wave that brought rain to the state during the pre-dawn hours. Rain totals overnight included… Black Creek 0.89″ Arley 0.79″ Anniston 0.59″ Calera 0.53″ Heflin 0.36″ Shoal Creek 0.32″ Sycamore 0.30″ Birmingham 0.24″ Tuscaloosa 0.02″ Temperatures […]
CHILLY WINTER DAY: Temperatures are in the 45-50 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tonight will be clear and cold; we project a low between 25 and 30 degrees for most communities early tomorrow. Then, during the day tomorrow with a strong February sun we project a high […]
BLUE SKY: As expected, morning clouds have dissipated, and the sun is out in full force over the northern half of Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the upper 40s and low 50s. Tonight will be clear and cold; most communities will see a low in the 25-29 degree range early tomorrow. THE WEEKEND: […]
WINTER STORM WARNING EXPANDED: The NWS has expanded the Winter Storm Warning; it now includes the larger cities of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden through early tomorrow… Winter Weather Advisories include much of the rest of Alabama, all the way down to the northern part of Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Southwest Alabama. Only the […]
**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today due to extremely heavy radio/TV/social media duties; the blog discussion will explain it all nicely** WINTER STORM AHEAD: NWS offices in Alabama have issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories this afternoon that will be in effect tomorrow, tomorrow night, and early Saturday morning for much of the […]
New model guidance has arrived, and I have adjusted the snow accumulation potential map slightly southward… The rest of the morning discussion still stands (below). Will have a new blog discussion and Weather Xtreme video posted by 3:30 this afternoon… NOTE: It is likely that a Winter Weather Advisory will be needed for parts of […]