Midday Nowcast: Sunny & Cold Tuesday

| January 21, 2020 @ 12:22 pm

Tons of sun again today, but it remains cold this afternoon with temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Brace yourself for another frigid night tonight, with a hard freeze, as temperatures fall into the lower 20s, with quite a few teens expected across North/Central Alabama. A warming trend begins tomorrow as temperatures rise into the low 50s with a few more clouds in the sky.

RAIN RETURNS: Clouds return to the state Thursday ahead of the next weather system to the west, and we will introduce the chance of rain Thursday afternoon. Widespread rain is likely Thursday night into at least the first part of the day Friday. Rain amounts will be around 1/2 to 1 inch, and there is no risk of severe storms. Probably no thunder, except across southern portions of the state. The highs Thursday and Friday will be in the 50s.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 111.9F at Rivadavia, Argentina. The lowest observation was -65.2F at Delyankir, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 78F at Big Piney Key, FL. The lowest observation was -25F at Estcourt Station, ME.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1982: The second of two major snowstorms to hit southern Minnesota came to an end. Minneapolis received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours to break the previous record of 17 inches in 24 hours established just a few days earlier. A record 38 inches of snow covered the ground following the two storms, with drifts ten feet high.

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