Light Rain At Times Tomorrow And Friday

| January 28, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

VERY PLEASANT WINTER DAY: With a good supply of sunshine, temperatures are in the low 60s across North/Central Alabama this afternoon. However, clouds to the west will roll into the state tonight ahead of the next upper wave, now over Texas.

TOMORROW THROUGH FRIDAY: Tomorrow will be a cloudy, cool day with periods of light rain. The air will be stable; any thunder will be confined to far South Alabama. Then, we squeeze in a dry day Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds, followed by more clouds Thursday night, and a chance of light rain at times Friday. Rain amounts between tomorrow and Friday should be around 1/2 inch for the northern half of Alabama, with 1/2 to 1 inch for the southern counties. Highs will remain in the 50s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: For now we are forecasting dry weather over the weekend. On Saturday, the sky will be partly sunny with a high in the mid 50s… then look for a mostly sunny sky Sunday with a high in the low 60s.

NEXT WEEK: The active pattern continues; clouds will increase Monday with some risk of showers by afternoon. Showers remain possible Monday night and Tuesday, and a cold front will pass through Tuesday night with some potential for a few thunderstorms (but nothing severe). Then, the weather looks mostly dry over the latter half of the week, and we trend colder. 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 had a great time today visiting with the second graders at Crestmont Elementary in Northport… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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