Rain Returns To Alabama This Weekend

| March 8, 2018 @ 5:36 am

COLD MARCH MORNING: Here are some temperatures across Alabama near daybreak this morning…

Morris 26
Hueytown 27
Gadsden 27
Pell City 28
Alexander City 28
Bessemer 29
Sylacauga 29
Anniston 30
Cullman 30
Selma 30
Talladega 31
Heflin 31
Birmingham 32
Haleyville 32
Fort Payne 32
Marion 32
Tuscaloosa 34

A north wind of 5-10 mph is keeping frost from forming in most places, but it is also pushing wind chill index values down into the mid 20s. Today will feature a sunny sky, a cool north breeze, and a high in the low to mid 50s. Then, another freeze is likely tonight; a freeze warning is in effect for most of the state.

Low temperatures early tomorrow morning across North Central Alabama will be in the 25-32 degree range, with low 20s for colder spots. Widespread frost is likely with a nearly calm wind. Then, we warm into the low to mid 60s tomorrow afternoon with a sunny sky.

RAIN RETURNS OVER THE WEEKEND: A surface low will form west of the state Saturday, and will pull moist air northward into our state. Clouds will increase with a risk of showers…. but a decent part of the day should be dry with a high between 67 and 70 degree. Rain becomes widespread across the state Saturday night and Sunday as a surface low passes over the northern counties of Alabama. Some thunder is possible, but this is not a setup for severe storms (the surface low needs to be farther north). Rain amounts will be in the 1-2 inch range, and the most widespread rain should come from about 7:00 p.m. Saturday through 12:00 noon Sunday. The latest guidance does suggest, however, that some rain could linger into Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s high should be in the low to mid 60s.

NEXT WEEK: Another nor’easter forms on the Atlantic coast early in the week, and more cold air will be pulled down into Alabama. Most of the week will be dry with below average temperatures; sub-freezing lows are likely on several mornings. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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