A Chance To Dry Out For Alabama

| March 5, 2020 @ 3:11 pm

CLEARING SKY: The sun is shining brightly over Northwest Alabama this afternoon as dry air is moving into the state. Some light rain is lingering over Far East Alabama, but that will end soon, and the clearing will continue this evening.

Tomorrow will feature sunshine in full supply statewide; we start the day in the mid to upper 30s; the high will be in the 57-60 degree range.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday morning will be cold with sub-freezing temperatures… most places will see a low between 28 and 32 degrees. We warm into the upper 50s by afternoon with a sunny sky. The weather will stay sunny Sunday with a high in the mid to upper 60s.

NEXT WEEK: For now it looks like any showers Monday will be confined to the far southern part of the state; North Alabama will see a mix of sun and clouds with a high close to 70. Then, we will mention a chance of showers Tuesday through Thursday as moist air returns, but the rain won’t be as heavy or as widespread as what we experienced this week. Rain amounts next week, for now, are expected to be under 1 inch. Afternoon temperatures will remain mild with highs around 70 degrees… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

RAIN UPDATE: Here are some rain totals across Alabama at the official reporting stations since January 1, and the departure from average…

Tuscaloosa 25.64″ (14.31″)
Birmingham 24.55″ (+14.49″)
Anniston 24.22″ (+13.92″)
Muscle Shoals 20.68″ (+10.77″)
Montgomery 19.83″ (+10.70″)
Huntsville 18.99″ (+10.39″)
Mobile 10.13″ (-1.44″)

ON THIS DATE IN 1961: An EF-4 tornado moved through Jefferson County. It hit in the extreme southwest part of Bessemer and then moved through the downtown area. It then moved to the northeast through parts of Homewood and Mountain Brook. Most of the damage was is in the first 2 miles of the path in Bessemer. 200+ buildings were damaged, 29 were destroyed and 25 had major damage. Outside of Bessemer, 40 buildings were damaged. There were 35 injuries and no fatalities.

DON’T FORGET: We go back on Daylight Saving Time this weekend. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night… and check the batteries in your NOAA Weather Radio and smoke alarms. Sunset time Sunday evening will be 6:50p CDT.

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I enjoyed seeing the students at Mount Pleasant Christian School in Susan Moore today… 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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