Dry Weather Continues Through The Weekend

| February 21, 2020 @ 3:10 pm

BLUE SKY: As advertised, we have nothing but sunshine across Alabama this afternoon as a very dry airmass covers the state. Temperatures are only in the low to mid 40s… the average high for Birmingham on February 21 is 60. Tonight will be clear and cold with another freeze; most places will see a low in the 20s early tomorrow morning.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Dry weather continues. Tomorrow will feature another sunny sky with a high in the upper 50s. Clouds increase Sunday, but the day will remain rain-free with a high between 57 and 60.

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be a cloudy day with occasional showers… a thunderstorm is possible as well, but no severe storms are expected. On Tuesday, the best chance of rain shifts down into far South Alabama; the rest of the state will be mostly cloudy and mild with a high in the 60s. A cold front brings a chance of showers Wednesday along with colder air… temperatures will likely fall into the 40s during the day with a brisk north wind. Then, cold and dry weather is likely Thursday and Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

RAIN UPDATE: Birmingham‘s official rain total so far for the month of February is 12.31 inches.?? That makes this the third wettest February on record for now.?… behind February 1961 (17.67”)… and February 1903 (15.86”).

These are rain totals for the month of February so far from our team of Skywatchers…

Vestavia Hills 16.90″
Crestwood 16.00″
Coker 15.81″
Remlap 14.55″
Black Creek 14.22″
Alexander City 14.01″
Cottondale 13.07″
Weaver 13.01″

ON THIS DATE IN 1971: A massive tornado outbreak occurred in the Delta region of northeastern Louisiana and Mississippi. The first significant tornado touched down at about 2:50 p.m. in Louisiana and crossed into Mississippi. 46 were killed by this twister, which struck the towns of Dehli and Inverness. 121 people lost their lives that day, including 110 in Mississippi. A total of 1600 people were injured, 900 homes severely damaged or destroyed. The total loss was around 19 million dollars.

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I enjoyed seeing all the students today at Pleasant Grove Elementary… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! My next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. Monday… enjoy the weekend!

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