Rain Ends This Morning; Sunshine Returns Tomorrow

| February 13, 2020 @ 6:04 am

TRENDING DRIER: Rain lingers, mainly over the eastern half of Alabama early this morning. The rain will continue to taper off from west to east in coming hours, and by afternoon any lingering showers will be over the southeast counties of the state. The day will be breezy and cooler with temperatures falling through the 50s, and some clearing could begin over North and West Alabama this afternoon.

Tonight will be clear and cold; temperatures will drop into the 25-30 degree range over North/Central Alabama by daybreak tomorrow.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: We get a needed chance to dry out tomorrow and Saturday with sunshine in full supply both days. The high tomorrow will be around 50 degrees, and in the 57-60 degree range Saturday. We expect clouds to increase Sunday, but for now we will leave the forecast dry for the northern half of the state. Some scattered light rain is possible Sunday over South Alabama. The high Sunday will be in the low 60s.

NEXT WEEK: We will maintain a dry forecast for now on Monday, but a cold front will bring occasional showers Tuesday through Thursday. Thankfully rain amounts won’t be all that heavy next week… the latest guidance from WPC suggests rain amounts will be in the 1/2 to 1 inch range for most of the state, and severe storms for now are not forecast. We have a chance of reaching the low 70s Tuesday before cooler air returns over the latter half of the week… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

RAIN UPDATE: Here are some rain totals so far this year, and the departure from average…

Tuscaloosa 17.84″ (+10.29″)
Birmingham 16.67″ (+9.94″)
Muscle Shoals 16.44″ (+9.88″)
Anniston 15.84″ (+9.22″)
Huntsville 14.96″ (+8.06″)
Montgomery 10.34″ (+3.45″)
Mobile 6.90″ (-0.94″)

ON THIS DATE IN 1899: Birmingham dropped to -10F… the coldest temperature on record for the city. The the time observations for Birmingham was taken at the old U.S. Weather Bureau office in Fountain Heights. Other Alabama lows that cold morning: -7F in Tuscaloosa, Elba and Opelika; -5 in Greensboro; -11 in Florence; -12 in Decatur; -15 in Oneonta; -16 in Hamilton and Scottsboro and –18 in Valley Head. Greensboro had five inches of snow on the ground.

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