Quiet Pattern Continues; A Few Showers Possible By Sunday

| April 2, 2020 @ 3:05 pm

BLUE SKY: What a spectacular spring day for Alabama. Blue sky, sunshine, low humidity, a cobalt blue sky, and temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. Tonight will be clear and cool with a low in the 40s. Dry weather continues tomorrow; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high in the mid 70s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday looks generally dry; the risk of a shower is very low, and confined mainly to the northwest counties of the state. Saturday’s high will be in the 77-80 degree range. Then, on Sunday, expect a mix of sun and clouds with a few scattered showers… the high will remain in the upper 70s.

NEXT WEEK: The week will be warm and somewhat unsettled with some risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms on a daily basis. It will be much like summer… the showers will be random, and the rain over the first half of the week will be random and amounts will be distributed unevenly. The American global model (the GFS) hints of a big upper trough lifting out of the Southwest U.S. late in the week with a risk of strong to severe storms, but the European model (the ECMWF) shows basically nothing like that, so there is great uncertainly in what happens in the 7-10 day time frame. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

THIS MORNING: Colder lows around the state included…

Black Creek 31
Little River Canyon 31
Valley Head 32
Fort Payne 32
Rock Run 32
Cullman 33
Addison 34
Crossville 35
Gadsden 36
Haleyville 36
Pell City 36
Weaver 36
Heflin 37
Ashville 37
Grayson Valley 38
Jacksonville 38
Arley 38
Huntsville 38
Muscle Shoals 38

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.

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