Some Rain At Times Over The Weekend

| January 11, 2019 @ 5:48 am

ONE MORE DRY DAY: Temperatures are in the 20s over the northern half of Alabama early this morning; here are some readings right before daybreak…

Black Creek 19
Cullman 22
Hueytown 24
Gadsden 24
Cottondale 24
Decatur 25
Birmingham 27
Pell City 27
Marion 28
Anniston 29
Demopolis 29
Tuscaloosa 31

We are forecasting a high in the 50s today with a partly sunny sky; clouds will increase tonight ahead of a storm system to the west.

WET AT TIMES OVER THE WEEKEND: Tomorrow will be cloudy and cool; many communities across the northern half of Alabama won’t get out of the 40s. Rain moves in during the afternoon hours… for now it looks like the main window for rain will come from noon until midnight. With a stable airmass in place, no worries with severe thunderstorms, and no thunder. Rain amounts will be generally 1/2 inch or less for most places.

Sunday will be cloudy with a chance of some lingering light rain or drizzle, mainly during the morning hours. The high Sunday will be in the mid 50s.

TO THE NORTH: A nice swath of snow develops from Kansas City, to St. Louis, Indianapolis, and ultimately Washington D.C. and Baltimore today through the weekend. Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued for these areas.

NEXT WEEK: The week looks mostly dry with seasonal temperatures; we project highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s Monday through Thursday. Some rain is possible by Friday, and into the following weekend (January 18-20), but it is too early for specifics. But for now it doesn’t look like a severe weather setup, or an event that will bring especially heavy rain. And, no sign of any snow or ice problems for Alabama for the next ten days. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1918: An incredibly strong area of low pressure brought snow and bitter cold temperatures much of the southern U.S. Birmingham picked up an inch of snow. In far southeastern Alabama, an estimated F3 tornado virtually damaged every building in the town of Webb (Houston County). The tornado leveled one rural school, killing one teacher and seven students.

ON THIS DATE IN 1885: Five documented , strong to violent tornadoes struck Alabama during the evening hours of January 11, 1885. These tornadoes affected at least 15 separate counties across the state from approximately 5 pm until after 11 pm.

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