Cool Tonight; Warmer Days Later This Week

| May 13, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today**

DELIGHTFUL MAY DAY: The sky is mostly sunny across the great state of Alabama this afternoon; temperatures are in the mid 70s, which is below average for this time of the year. Tonight will be clear and cool; most places will drop into the low 50s by daybreak tomorrow. Colder spots will visit the 40s.

Tomorrow will be another beautiful day; with ample sunshine the high will be in the mid 70s, and the humidity will stay low.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Wednesday will be partly sunny and warmer with a high close to 80 degrees. We will bring in a chance of widely scattered showers late Wednesday night and Thursday over the northern half of the state; moisture will be limited, and rain amounts will be light and spotty. Otherwise, Thursday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The weather heats up Friday and Saturday; dry and warm both days with a good supply of sunshine, and a high in the 87-90 degree range. The sky will be partly sunny Sunday with a high in the mid 80s. We will bring in a chance of showers late Sunday and Sunday night ahead of a front. Rain should be fairly light with limited dynamic support.

NEXT WEEK: A few showers are possible Monday, otherwise the week looks mostly dry and very warm with highs in the upper 80s most days. A ridge of high pressure will build over the Southeast U.S. keeping things quiet and toasty.

RAIN UPDATE: Here are rain totals since January 1, and the departure from averageā€¦

Huntsville 34.38? (+13.05)
Tuscaloosa 25.12? (+4.16)
Birmingham 23.54? (+2.62)
Anniston 23.39? (+3.00)
Montgomery 20.37? (-0.91)

ON THIS DATE IN 1980: An F3 tornado ripped directly through the center of Kalamazoo, Michigan, killing five people, injuring 79, leaving 1,200 homeless and causing $50 million in damage. The tornado passed directly over the American Bank, where a barograph reported a pressure drop of 0.59 inches.

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