Another Very Pleasant May Day Ahead

| May 14, 2019 @ 5:49 am

COOL MORNING: A refreshing airmass covers Alabama this morning… here are some temperatures just before daybreak

Fort Payne 45
Black Creek 45
Cullman 46
Haleyville 47
Gadsden 48
Hueytown 48
Pell City 48
Bessemer 49
Decatur 49
Anniston 50
Birmingham 51
Tuscaloosa 55

Today will be sunny and pleasant with a high in the mid 70s. The average high for May 14 at Birmingham is 81. Tonight will fair and cool and again; most places will drop into the 50-55 degree range early tomorrow morning.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Moisture levels will rise, and we will bring in the chance of isolated showers on these two days over the northern half of the state. Nothing widespread or heavy. Otherwise, both days will feature a mix of sun and clouds. The high Wednesday will be in the low 80s, followed by mid 80s Thursday. Humidity levels will rise.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Friday and Saturday will be mostly sunny and very warm, with highs in the 87-90 degree range. Then, on Sunday, the sky will be partly sunny with a high in the mid 80s. A few showers are possible over the northern half of the state late Sunday afternoon and Sunday night, but rain amounts should be light, and no severe storms are expected.

NEXT WEEK: We will maintain the chance of scattered showers Monday over North Alabama, but the rest of the week looks generally dry as a strong upper ridge builds across the southern U.S. Afternoon highs will be close to 90 degrees as the summer pattern sets in… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1923: An early morning violent estimated F5 tornado cut a 45-mile path of destruction through Howard and Mitchell counties in Texas. 23 people lost their lives and 250 sustained injuries. The path width of the tornado reached 1.5 miles at one point, and entire farms were “wiped off the face of the earth.” The First Baptist Church in Colorado City, Texas became an emergency hospital for tornado victims.

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I have a weather program this morning at Haleyville Elementary in Winston County… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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