Midday Nowcast: Cloudy, Dreary, and Cold

| December 16, 2020 @ 11:29 am

A wet start to the day but we are seeing the rain gradually taper off from west to east as we continue to head into the afternoon hours. The bulk of the rain is east of Interstate 65, but still spotty showers will linger through the afternoon and evening hours elsewhere.

The sky will stay cloudy the rest of today the day with temperatures holding in the 40s for most of North/Central Alabama, while some 30s are starting to slip into Northwest Alabama.

Tonight, the sky will gradually clear and temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s by first thing tomorrow morning.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Ample sunshine returns tomorrow, but it will remain cold as highs tomorrow will be in the mid and upper 40s and will feel colder due to brisk northerly winds. Friday morning will be our coldest this week with mid-20s areawide expected. Friday will be warmer as highs return to the low and mid 50s.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 108.7F at Birdsville Airport, Australia. The lowest observation was -64.5F at Ekyuchchyu, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 86F at Homestead AFB, FL. The lowest observation was -16F at Clayton Lake, ME.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1835: New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH. The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City fire destroyed much of the financial district.

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