Warming Trend Begins This Afternoon; Rain Returns Tomorrow

| January 22, 2020 @ 5:43 am

ANOTHER FRIGID MORNING: Here are some temperatures just before daybreak across Alabama….

Gadsden 18
Heflin 18
Fort Payne 18
Weaver 19
Hueytown 20
Haleyville 20
Millport 20
Alexander City 21
Pell City 21
Decatur 22
Arley 22
Huntsville 23
Sylacauga 23
Coker 23
Jemison 24
Tuscaloosa 24
Anniston 25
Muscle Shoals 25
Montgomery 25
Mobile 31

The good news is that a warming trend begins this afternoon; temperatures will rise into the low 50s this afternoon with a partly sunny sky. Clouds will move into the state tonight ahead of the next system to the west.

RAIN RETURNS: Models have trended faster, and it now looks like rain will move into the state tomorrow morning. Look for periods of rain tomorrow wand tomorrow night; temperatures will hold in the 40s over North Alabama tomorrow, so the air will be cool and stable and there is no risk of severe storms, and probably no thunder. Some people across South Alabama might have a thunderstorm, but again severe storms are not expected. The rain will end from west to east Friday morning; clouds linger Friday afternoon with a high in the mid 50s. Rain amounts will be in the 1/2 to 1 inch range for much of the state.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The weekend will be dry with partly sunny days and fair highs. The high Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid 50s… lows will be in the 30s.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather continues Monday and Tuesday, but rain returns to the state Wednesday, and possibly into Thursday. Looks like a few thunderstorms could be involved, but for now instability values look low and severe storms most likely won’t be an issue. We could see low 60s on a couple of days… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1904: An estimated EF-4 tornado leveled the northern part of Moundville just after midnight, killing 37 people. The tornado reportedly had a phosphorescent glow. An engineer on a northbound Great Southern train saw the destruction right after it occurred, and backed his train 12 miles in reverse to the town of Akron, where he sent a telegram for help. An infant was snatched from its crib in the lower part of town and hurled through the air. It was airborne as it passed over the demolished stores. It was deposited uninjured in an old cotton field more than 100 yards away. Everything in the tornado path was swept aside including heavily laden freight cars standing on the tracks. The tornado sucked heavy timbers from the rain cars and scattered them nearby.

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