Quiet Pattern Continues Through The Weekend

| April 2, 2020 @ 5:43 am

ANOTHER COLD START: Here are some temperatures across Alabama just before daybreak…

Black Creek 31
Fort Payne 32
Valley Head 32
Cullman 35
Scottsboro 37
Heflin 38
Decatur 38
Huntsville 38
Haleyville 39
Gadsden 39
Anniston 39
Alexander City 39
Tuscaloosa 45
Montgomery 46
Birmingham 47
Mobile 52

Look for a high around 70 degrees this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. The average high for Birmingham on April 2 is 71.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Dry weather continues tomorrow; with a partly sunny sky the high will be in the 75-78 degree range. Then, for the weekend, expect a mix of sun and clouds Saturday and Sunday. A few isolated showers can’t be ruled out, but they should be few and far between. Odds of any one spot getting wet Saturday are only 10 percent, and 20 percent Sunday. Highs will be mostly in the upper 70s both days.

NEXT WEEK: A moist, unstable airmass will cover Alabama through the week, but there is no well defined trigger for rain. This will set up a summer-like pattern with the risk of random, scattered showers and thunderstorms on a daily basis. The rain won’t be too widespread over the first half of the week, but there is evidence an upper trough could bring higher rain coverage late in the week, along with some potential for strong to severe thunderstorms. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

STORM SURVEYS: Surveys determined 5 tornadoes touched down in the thunderstorms on Tuesday morning in the Birmingham NWS County Warning Area (CWA)….four EF-0s and one EF-2. The EF-2 moved through the southern part of the city of Eufaula; three of the EF-0 tornadoes were in Pike County, the other was in Montgomery County. There were no injuries.

ON THIS DATE IN 1957: An EF-3 tornado tore through Dallas, Texas. Ten people were killed, and 216 were injured. Total damage was $1.5 million. This tornado was among the most photographed and studied in history. The first tornado touched down along present-day I-20 in southern Dallas County . The twister moved north along Polk Street past the current location of I-30. Continuing north, the tornado moved one mile east of Hampton Street , down a hill and into a neighborhood destroying many homes. The tornado moved northwest of downtown Dallas , going across the Trinity River levee and into an industrial complex. The initial tornado finally entered the rope, or dying, stage in the parking lot of Love Field, and fully dissipated after crossing Bachman Lake.

ON THIS DATE IN 2009: An EF-1 tornado moved through northern Tuscaloosa County near Samantha. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped off and uprooted along the tornado damage path. The tornado damage path was 1/2 of a mile long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

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