Rain Returns To Alabama Friday

| December 4, 2019 @ 5:50 am

COLD START: Temperatures are below freezing across much of North/Central Alabama this morning… colder spots just before sunrise include…

Gadsden 26
Fort Payne 26
Hueytown 28
Anniston 28
Pell City 28
Prattville 29
Sylacauga 29
Cullman 29
Demopolis 31
Birmingham 32
Tuscaloosa 32
Coker 32
Heflin 32

Look for a high around 60 degrees this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Thursday will be dry as well; with a partly sunny sky temperatures reach the low 60s. Clouds will increase Thursday night.

RAIN RETURNS: A wave will bring periods of rain to the state Friday. Temperatures will be in the 50s during the day, so the air will be stable. No risk of severe storms, and probably very little thunder. Rain amounts should be generally around 1/2 inch, and the rain should taper off by Friday evening.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Moist air will linger over Alabama over the weekend, and we will introduce an outside risk of a shower Saturday with a mostly cloudy sky. Still, most of the day should be dry with a high around 60 degrees. Pretty much the same situation Sunday; a few scattered showers are possible, but a decent part of the day should be dry. The sky will be generally cloudy, and Sunday’s high will be in the low 60s.

NEXT WEEK: An approaching cold front will bring a good chance of rain late Monday, Monday night, and into Tuesday morning… followed by sharply colder air for the mid-week period. Highs will drop into the 40s by Wednesday, with sub-freezing low temperatures. Rain, and possibly a few thunderstorms, will follow at the end of the week on Friday (December 13) with the next storm system. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the “Super 7” high school state championship games at Auburn, tonight will be dry and cool for the 7A Thompson/Central (Phenix City) game with temperatures falling from the 50s at kickoff, into the 40s by the second half. Dry weather is likely for the three games played tomorrow and tomorrow night (1A, 3A, and 5A), but occasional rain is likely for the 2A and 4A games during the day Friday. A decent chance the rain will be over by Friday night’s 6A clash featuring Oxford and Spanish Fort.

Saturday, UAB travels to Boca Raton, Florida to take on Florida Atlantic in the C-USA conference championship game (2:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be sunny with a kickoff temperature near 77 degrees… falling into the low 70s by the fourth quarter.

ON THIS DATE IN 1952: The month of December started off with chilly temperatures in London. This cold resulted in Londoners to burn more coal to heat up their homes. Then on December 5, a high pressure settled over the Thames River causing a dense layer of smog to develop. The smog became so thick and dense by December 7 that virtually no sunlight was seen in London. Most conservative estimates place the death toll at 4,000, with some estimating the smog killed as many as 8,000 individuals.

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