Dry Today; Light Rain At Times Tomorrow

| January 28, 2020 @ 5:34 am

MOSTLY SUNNY: A dry airmass covers Alabama this morning; temperatures have dropped below freezing in some North Alabama communities with a clear sky and light wind. We are seeing upper 20s in places like Haleyville, Gadsden, and Fort Payne. We note a dense fog advisory is in effect again this morning for roughly the southern half ofd the state; that fog will dissipate by mid-morning.

With a good supply of sunshine today temperatures will rise into the upper 50s this afternoon; 60s are likely over South Alabama. Clouds increase tonight ahead of the next wave to the west.

REST OF THE WEEK: Tomorrow will be cloudy and cool with periods of mostly light rain; the air will be cool and stable and there won’t be any thunder over the northern half of the state. Then, we will enjoy a dry day Thursday before more rain arrives Friday. It won’t be an “all day” rain Friday, and once again amounts should be light. Rain totals between tomorrow and Friday should be around 1/2 inch for the northern half of the state, with 1/2 to 1 inch over the southern counties. Highs will be mostly in the 50s for North Alabama, with 60s to the south.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The weather looks dry Saturday and Sunday; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny both days… Saturday’s high will be in the mid 50s, followed by low 60s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: The week begins with dry weather Monday and Tuesday; afternoon temperatures will be pleasant with highs in the 60s. Then, the next weather system brings rain back into the state Wednesday. Still no sign of any bitterly cold Arctic air for the Deep South through the next 7-10 days… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 2014: “Snowmageddon” crippled much of North/Central Alabama for several days. It was only about 1 to 2 inches of snow, but temperatures were in the 17-22 degree range as the snow fell. After initially melting due to warm soil temperatures, we had a “flash freeze”, putting down a base of ice on all roads, making travel almost impossible. The 1-2 inches of snow basically produced travel conditions you would expect from a crippling ice storm (a long duration of freezing rain). Travel went from difficult to impossible, cars were left in the middle of highways as people changed from a “get home” mindset to a “survive” mindset. Thousands of kids were stranded in schools, countless adults spent the night in their office, some spent over 20 hours stuck in their vehicle on Interstate highways. Families were separated, and this developed into a full blown civil emergency; a humanitarian disaster. A Civil Emergency Message was issued by the NWS at the request of EMA at 11:27 a.m.

STORM SPOTTER TRAINING: Our annual storm spotter training is Saturday, February 8 at the Hoover Met. It begins at 9:30; and there is no cost. We will offer both the basic and advanced training sessions… we expect to wrap up by 2:30. No need to register; just show up with a curious mind. We need more trained storm spotters! Help us make the warning process better!

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I have a weather program this morning at Crestmont Elementary in Northport… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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