Blue Sky And Sunshine

| February 14, 2020 @ 5:49 am

A CHANCE TO DRY OUT: A cold, dry airmass covers Alabama this morning. Temperatures are below freezing over the northern third of the state; some spots are in the mid 20s. We expect sunshine in full supply today with a high between 48 and 51 degrees for most North/Central Alabama communities. Tonight will fair and cold again; we will see another freeze early tomorrow morning.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Sunny weather continues tomorrow; temperatures will rise into the 57-60 degree range. Clouds increase tomorrow night, and we hold above freezing early Sunday. During the day Sunday, high clouds will be in place, but the northern half of the state will most likely stay dry with a high at or just over 60 degrees. Some light rain is possible Sunday over the southern half of the state, but even there amounts should be under 1/10″ of an inch.

NEXT WEEK: Not much change Monday; a few showers are possible over South Alabama… the northern counties look dry and mild with a high in the 60s. Then, rain becomes likely at times Tuesday through Thursday morning as a cold front moves into Alabama and becomes nearly stationary. For now, severe storms are don’t look likely, and we project rain amounts between 1 and 2 inches for the northern two-thirds of the state. Drier air returns Thursday night and Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1960: A snowstorm on February 13-14, 1960 produced 10.3 inches of snow in Vernon and 13.5 inches of snow in Haleyville.

ON THIS DATE IN 1990: Valentine’s Day was a snowy one for many parts of Iowa and Illinois. Five to ten inches of snow fell across Iowa. Six to 12 inches of snow blanketed northern Illinois, and strong northeasterly winds accompanied the heavy snow. Air traffic came to a halt during the evening at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where 9.7 inches of snow was reported. More than 250 traffic accidents were reported around Des Moines, Iowa during the evening rush hour. An ice storm glazed east central sections of Illinois, causing twelve million dollars damage in Champaign County alone.

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