February Thaw Through Much Of Next Week

| February 1, 2019 @ 3:14 pm

FINE FEBRUARY AFTERNOON: While clouds are over South Alabama with a few showers, the northern half of the stage is enjoying a mostly sunny sky with temperatures in the 60s. We stay above freezing tonight with a low around 40 degrees for most communities.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Highs will remain in the 60s tomorrow and Sunday; we will forecast a mix of sun and clouds both days, and while a few isolated showers can’t be ruled out, most of the weekend will be dry.

NEXT WEEK: Much of the week will be unseasonably mild; afternoon highs will be in the 68-73 degree range Monday through Thursday. The sky will be occasionally cloudy, and there will be some risk of showers on just about a daily basis with a surface front stalled just north of the state. There might even be a thunderstorm or two along the way, but no severe storms are expected.

There is much model inconsistency in what happens at the end of the week; we will side with the reliable European model which suggests the surface front will move southward and bring cooler air back into the state Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

WELCOME TO FEBRUARY: Birmingham’s average high/low today is 55/35… it will rise to 62/40 by February 28. The coldest temperature on record came on February 13, 1899, when Birmingham dropped to -10F. Our average rain for the month is 4.80?.

ON THIS DATE IN 1955: Seen first as a “well defined cone-shaped funnel” over the Mississippi River, this F3 tornado cut a path from Commerce Landing to Clark in northeastern Mississippi. This tornado killed 20 and injured at least 141 individuals. Most of the deaths were in a school.

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I enjoyed seeing the third graders today at Pelham Oaks Elementary… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM on ABC 33/40 News at 5:00 today. Look for my next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. Monday… enjoy the weekend!

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