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Slow Warming Trend Begins Later Today

| November 13, 2019 @ 5:57 am

RECORDS SHATTERED THIS MORNING: Here are some temperatures around the state just before daybreak…..

Black Creek 14
Cullman 15
Haleyville 16
Decatur 17
Heflin 17
Fort Payne 17
Huntsville 18
Hueytown 18
Weaver 18
Bessemer 19
Gadsden 19
Talladega 19
Pell City 19
Birmingham 19
Muscle Shoals 20
Anniston 21
Tuscaloosa 22
Mobile 26
Montgomery 26

Here are some notes on the official observation at Birmingham…

*We have established a new record low for November 13; the old record was 22 set in 1911, 108 years ago.

*This is the earliest in the season we have reached the teens. Up until today, the earliest low in the teens was on November 15, 1940, when the low was 19.

*This is not a record low for the month of November; that happened on November 25, 1950 when the low was 5 degrees.

Today will be sunny with a high close to 50 degrees this afternoon.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: Clouds return to Alabama tomorrow, and some light rain is possible over the southern two-thirds of the state late tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. Best chance of rain will be along and south of I-59 (Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden), and amounts should be a quarter of an inch or less for most communities. Then, Friday will be a cloudy and cold day, and a few patches of light or drizzle are possible as a deep upper low moves overhead. The high tomorrow will be in the low 50s, and we most likely hold in the 40s all day Friday.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Look for a good supply of sunshine Saturday and Sunday; the high Saturday will be in the mid 50s, and in the 58-62 degree range Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: Another wave in the Gulf could bring a bit of light rain to South Alabama Monday, otherwise the week looks generally dry with temperatures a bit below average; highs mostly in the upper 50s and low 60s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school playoff games Friday night, the weather will be clear and cold with temperatures in the 40s.

Saturday, Auburn hosts Georgia (2:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be sunny with a kickoff temperature near 56 degrees… falling to near 50 by the final whistle.

Alabama travels to Starkville to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (11:00a CT kickoff); sunny weather is expected with temperatures rising from near 52 at kickoff, into the mid 50s by the fourth quarter.

UAB hosts UTEP at Legion Field Saturday afternoon (12:00p CT kickoff)… a sunny sky is forecast with temperatures rising from 53 at kickoff, to near 56 by the end of the game.

ON THIS DATE IN 1946: General Electric scientists produced snow in the Massachusetts Berkshires in the first modern-day cloud seeding experiment. Scientist Vincent Schaefer dropped six pounds of dry ice pellets into a cloud over Pittsfield, MA. The cloud seeding experiment produced snowfall, as a 4-mile long cloud was converted into snow flurries. The success of the experiment became the basis of many weather modification projects.

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I have a weather program today for the Tallapoosa Hydro Generation Group of Alabama Power in Tallassee… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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