Cold, Dry Weather Through Wednesday

| January 20, 2020 @ 5:48 am

SUB-FREEZING START: Here are some temperatures around Alabama just before daybreak…

Black Creek 20
Cullman 21
Haleyville 21
Heflin 22
Fort Payne 22
Decatur 23
Albertville 23
Huntsville 23
Weaver 24
Muscle Shoals 24
Birmingham 26
Anniston 26
Hueytown 26
Jemison 26
Bessemer 27
Pell City 27
Tuscaloosa 29
Prattville 30
Montgomery 32
Mobile 34

Today will be sunny but cold; areas north of Birmingham hold in the 30s all day; Central Alabama will see low to mid 40s, with low 50s over the far southern counties of of the state. Tonight will feature a freeze statewide; lows over North/Central Alabama will be mostly in the 20-25 degree range, with a few upper teens for colder spots.

A SNOW FLAKE OR TWO? A disturbance aloft will bring some scattered mid level clouds to Alabama tonight, and it might squeeze out a few flurries over the northern third of the state, but the air will be extremely dry and odds of those flurries reaching the surface aren’t especially high.

REST OF THE WEEK: Tomorrow will be sunny and cold with a high in the 40s. Then, after another freeze early Wednesday with lows in the 20s, we warm into the low 50s Wednesday afternoon with a partly to mostly sunny sky.

Clouds return to the state Thursday ahead of the next weather system to the west, and we will introduce the chance of some light rain Thursday afternoon. Rain is likely Thursday night into part of the day Friday; for now it looks like the window for the most widespread rain will come from about 12:00 noon Thursday to 3:00 p.m. Friday. Rain amounts will be around 1/2 to 1 inch, and there is no risk of severe storms. Probably no thunder with a cool, stable airmass in place. The high Thursday will be in the upper 40s, followed buy mid 50s Friday.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: For now we are expecting a dry weekend with a partly sunny sky Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be pretty close to seasonal averages; the high Saturday will be in the low 50s, followed by mid 50s Sunday. A light freeze is likely early Sunday morning.

NEXT WEEK: Monday looks dry; global models suggest the next chance of rain will come around Wednesday or Thursday (January 29-30). There is no sign of any significant “winter mischief” (snow or ice), or severe weather issues for Alabama for the next 7 to 10 days. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1937: The wettest Inaugural Day of record with 1.77 inches of rain in 24 hours. Temperatures were only in the 30s as Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in for his second term.

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