Dry Tomorrow; Rain Arrives Saturday

| January 10, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

SUNNY BUT COLD: The sky is sunny across the great state of Alabama this afternoon, but temperatures are below average for mid-January with 40s over the northern counties, and 50s for South Alabama. Another freeze is likely tonight; most places will see a low in the 20s early tomorrow. Then, during the day tomorrow, the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high in the 50s. Clouds will increase tomorrow night.

RAIN RETUNS THIS WEEKEND: Saturday will be a cloudy and cool day, with rain moving in during the afternoon hours. Rain will continue Saturday night before tapering off Sunday. The air will be cool and stable, so there is no risk of severe thunderstorms, and probably no thunder. Rain amounts should be around 1/2 inch or less, so no flooding issues. The high Saturday will be near 50 degrees, and in the mid 50s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: The week looks pretty quiet, generally dry Monday through Friday with seasonal temperatures. Highs mostly in the 50s… lows in the 30s. Next meaningful rain should come at some point over the following weekend (January 19-20). See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1975: A total of 13 tornadoes touched down in Alabama, including an EF-3 that moved through Pell City and Ragland. Many buildings, mostly homes, were heavily damaged by large trees uprooted and falling across them. Seven mobile homes were completely destroyed in a small trailer park which is about one mile northeast of Pell The same tornado that struck Pell City hit the Ragland, about 15 miles to the northeast. Ragland High School sustained extensive damage to its roof and windows. Several homes were damaged while one mobile home and a cement block building were completely destroyed. One man was killed inside the poorly constructed cement block building.

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