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Record Cold Likely Tonight Across Alabama

| November 12, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

SUNNY, BUT COLD: Morning clouds gave way to a bright, sunny afternoon across Alabama, but the weather remains windy and amazingly cold for mid-November. Temperatures are generally in the 30-35 degree range; the average high for Birmingham on November 12 is 67. A strong north wind is keeping wind chill indices in the 20s.

Tonight the wind will die down, and temperatures will drop into the 18-24 degree range for most North/Central Alabama communities early tomorrow. Record lows are likely for most reporting stations; here are the records for November 13…

Huntsville 16 (1911)
Birmingham 22 (1911)
Tuscaloosa 22 (1968)
Anniston 24 (1968)
Montgomery 24 (1968)
Mobile 31 (1911)

The day tomorrow will be sunny, and the high will be close to 50 as a warming trend begins.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Clouds will increase Thursday, and some light rain is possible Thursday night over the southern two-thirds of the state, mainly south of I-59, or south of a line from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden. Rain amounts will be under 1/2 inch, and with a stable airmass there won’t be any thunderstorms. The rain ends very early Friday, and the sky becomes sunny during the day Friday. The high will be in the low 50s both days.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The weather will be rain-free with sunny cool days and fair cold nights. The high Saturday will be in the mid 50s, followed by upper 50s Sunday. The low early Saturday morning will be near freezing, and in the mid 30s early Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: For the moment the week looks dry with highs rising into the low 60s, closer to average values for mid to late November. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1970: The deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded, and one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times occurred on this day in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. The Bhola Cyclone first formed over the Bay of Bengal on November 8 and traveled north. This cyclone reached peak intensity, Category 3, on the 11, and made landfall on the coast of East Pakistan the following afternoon. The Bhola Cyclone killed an estimated 500,000 people and caused nearly $90 million in damage (1970 USD).

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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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