Wet/Mild Weather Continues Across Alabama

| January 14, 2020 @ 5:52 am

WET AGAIN: A large mass of rain is over North Alabama this morning, moving slowly southward. Due to the saturated soil, NWS offices have issued a flood watch for about the northern half of Alabama through tonight; some localized flooding issues are possible as the rain falls today (amounts of around 1 inch are possible). Also, SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe storms for North and Central Alabama… a few storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. But, the overall threat is low.

The weather will stay very mild today with a high in the 67-71 degree range. Tomorrow will feature a high in the low 70s; the sky will remain mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Cooler air will slip into much of Alabama on these two days; highs drop into the upper 50s over North Alabama. Thursday will be generally dry with a mix of sun and clouds, but showers are possible Friday as moisture begins to return from the south.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A cold front will pass through Saturday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Not expecting any severe storms this time as instability will be very limited, and dynamic forcing not especially strong (nothing like last Saturday). Then, Sunday will be dry but sharply colder. North Alabama could very well hold in the 40s all day, with 50s for the southern counties of the state along with a partly sunny sky.

NEXT WEEK: The weather will be considerably colder thanks to a pattern change. Monday and Tuesday will be sunny and cold with highs only in the 30s and 40s and lows in the 20s… some of the normally colder spots over North Alabama could easily drop into the teens. For now most of the week looks dry; some could be a few showers toward the end of the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1972: In Loma, Montana, the temperature soared from 54 degrees below zero to 49 degrees above zero on January 14-15, 1972. The 103 degree change is the greatest ever recorded in the world for a 24 hour period.

ON THIS DATE IN 1982: One of the greatest ice storms in state history continued to keep Alabama shut down. As many of 750,000 Alabamians lost electrical service; some were in the dark for over a week. A total of twenty Alabamians were dead and another 300 injured; damage totaled $78 million.

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