WARMING TREND BEGINS LATER TODAY: We rise into the mid 50s this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine as we begin to dig out of the deep freeze. Tonight will be cold, but not as cold as recent nights.
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 […]
CALM TODAY: While all of the attention is focused on wintry precipitation possibilities tomorrow, we need to mention that today will a cool, calm day for the state. We are in the 27-32 degree range early this morning, and the high this afternoon should be in the low 50s with a mix of sun and […]
COLD DECEMBER DAY: While the sun is shining brightly over West Alabama, clouds are hanging tough over the eastern two-thirds of the state this afternoon… The stubborn clouds are keeping temperatures below forecast levels, most locations under the clouds are only in the 30s, a good 20 degrees below average for mid to late December […]
COLD START: Temperatures are below freezing over the northern half of Alabama early this morning with temperatures generally in the 20s. Clouds linger over the southern half of the state, with a bit of drizzle reported in spots. Expect a partly sunny sky today with a high in the mid 40s, about ten degrees below […]
FRIGID AIR: We begin this day below freezing over the northern half of the state with most communities reporting temperatures in the 20s right before sunrise. But, before you complain about the weather here… check out the early morning observation from Mount Washington, New Hampshire… -35°F temperature + 70 mph winds = a current wind […]
HOP ABOARD THE ALABAMA WEATHER ROLLER COASTER: No dull moments around here through the weekend. Let’s go through this active pattern. COLD TONIGHT: Despite sunshine in full force, temperatures are only in the 38-42 degree range across much of North Central Alabama this afternoon. This is 15-20 degrees colder than average for mid December. We […]
NEVER A DULL MOMENT in the weather office in Alabama in December. There will be many fast paced changes over the next four days with everything from freezing temperatures, soaking rain, and severe storms along the way. You might want to watch the Weather Xtreme video to see all of the maps and graphics associated […]