Colder Air Rolling Into Alabama

| January 9, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: Not a cloud in the Alabama sky this afternoon; temperatures are in the upper 40s over the Tennessee Valley, 50s across central counties, and low 60s are being reported near the Gulf Coast. A stiff north breeze continues to push colder air into the state, and lows will be in the sub-freezing range for most of the state early tomorrow. Most places across North/Central Alabama will see a low between 25 and 29.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: Lots of sunshine both days. The high tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 40s, followed by low 50s Friday. Clouds will increase Friday night.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A wave of low pressure will move over the state, and bring periods of mostly light rain. The main window for the signifiant rain comes from about 12:00 noon Saturday through 12:00 midnight Saturday night, although some lingering light rain or drizzle is possible Sunday morning. Clouds linger through Sunday afternoon, and the high both days will be generally in the 50-55 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: The week looks fairly quiet with seasonal temperatures; highs mostly in the 50s and lows generally in the 30s. Models have not been consistent with the system toward the end of the week; in fact the latest GFS run holds off the next chance of rain until sometime the following weekend (January 19-20). See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 2011: Snow and freezing rain developed across Alabama during the afternoon and evening hours, and by daybreak the following day (January 10, 2011), areas north of Interstate 20 were reporting anywhere from 1 to 14 inches of snow with the heaviest totals near the Alabama-Tennessee state line. Ice reports were as high as 0.50 inches in multiple counties south of Interstate 20. Businesses and schools had declared they would be closed on Monday January 10 and for good reason. Road conditions around central Alabama caused many counties to declare that roads would be closed. Unfortunately, this winter weather event caused the loss of at least 2 lives on area roadways because of slick conditions.

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