Windy/Much Cooler Today

| May 6, 2020 @ 5:40 am

COOL MAY DAY: Following a cold front that passed through the state last night, today will be noticeably cooler with a high between 65 and 70 degrees. A strong north wind will develop during the day, averaging 15-30 mph with gusts to 35; a wind advisory is in effect for much of the state. Some clouds will move down into North Alabama this afternoon, but the day will be dry. South Alabama will enjoy sunshine in full supply.

Winds will die down tonight, and by daybreak tomorrow we will drop into the low to mid 40s with a clear sky. Then, during the day tomorrow, expect a bright sunny day with a high in the low 70s. Clouds increase tomorrow night.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Another cold front will bring showers into the state Friday. Some thunder is possible, but there is little to no surface-based instability and no risk of severe thunderstorms. Rain amounts should be under 1/2 inch. Then, another surge of unseasonably cooler air rolls into the state for the weekend. Saturday will be sunny and breezy with a high only in the mid 60s, followed a sunny day on Sunday with a high in the low 70s.

Mornings will be cold. For most places, the low will be in the 38-43 degree range early Saturday and Sunday morning. However, colder spots will dip into the mid 30s by daybreak Sunday with potential for a little scattered light frost. Here are the record lows for Birmingham…

Saturday (May 9) 40 (1984)
Sunday (May 10) 38 (1966)

We will be pretty close to those levels both mornings over the weekend.

NEXT WEEK: For now the weather looks rain-free through the week with a warming trend. We will see a high in the 70s Monday and Tuesday, followed by 80s over the latter half of the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

No sign of any severe weather or excessive rain issues for Alabama over the next seven to ten days.

ON THIS DATE IN 1975: A massive tornado hit Omaha, Nebraska killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing over 250 million dollars damage. The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and residential areas of west-central Omaha and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, which cut a swath ten miles long and as much as a quarter of a mile wide. It was the most costly in U.S. history up till that time.

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