Nicer Temperatures, But Clouds & Showers Out There At Midday

| February 15, 2019 @ 11:54 am

We have warmer than normal temperatures on this day after Valentine’s Day, but the skies are filled with clouds as we make our way to the midday hour in Central Alabama. Temperatures are currently in the upper 50s to the mid-60s across the area from north to south, with Montgomery and Uniontown tied as the warm spots at 66 degrees. The cool spot was Cullman at 57 degrees while Birmingham was not that much warmer at 61 degrees.

We do have some spotty light showers over the southern half of the area at this time, with a larger cluster of light showers over the northern parts of the state. All of the shower activity is moving off mainly to the east.

WEATHER FOR THE REST OF YOUR FRIDAY
We’ll continue to have cloudy skies throughout the remainder of the afternoon and evening hours across the area with a chance of spotty to scattered showers. Rain chances will be on the increase throughout the day across all of Central Alabama and becoming likely for locations along and north of a line from Fayette to Birmingham to Anniston. Afternoon highs will top out in the lower 60s to the lower 70s across the area from north to south. By tonight and through the overnight hours, a cold front will pass through the area bringing with it an increase in our shower coverage. Showers will be likely north of a line from Demopolis to Clanton to Alexander City, while along and south of that line will have a good chance of showers. Overnight lows will be in the lower 40s to the upper 50s across the area from north to south.

A BRIEF REPRIEVE FROM THE RAIN ON SATURDAY
While we’ll continue to have mainly cloudy skies throughout the day on Saturday, the cold front will have made it through the area and will be south of us. Most of us will be dry but we may have a few light showers lingering behind the front for a little while, especially south of the I-59 corridor. Afternoon highs will be in the mid-50s to the mid-70s across the area from northwest to southeast. Unfortunately, it looks like showers will make a return to the northern half of the area during the overnight hours and into the morning on Saturday. We’ll stay dry prior to midnight but skies will be cloudy. Lows will be in the mid-40s to the upper 50s.

NEXT WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
The week of February 17th-22nd has been declared Severe Weather Awareness Week by Governor Kay Ivey. NWS Birmingham, Alabama EMA, and other supporting organizations are asking for help to provide the public with severe weather safety information, and the AlabamaWx Weather Blog team will be glad to help. We’ll have special infographics to go along with each severe weather safety post that is made throughout the week. Governor Ivey has also declared the weekend of February 22nd-24th as an Alabama sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY
1895 – A big Gulf snowstorm produced six inches at Brownsville TX and Mobile AL, 15 inches at Galveston TX, and 24 inches of snow at Rayne LA in 24 hours. Snow fell at the very mouth of the Mississippi River. Houston TX received 22 inches of snow, and nine inches blanketed New Orleans LA.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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