Dry Weather For Most Of Alabama Through The Weekend

| March 9, 2021 @ 5:46 am

ANOTHER BIG WARM-UP TODAY: Again this morning, a few spots across Alabama are below freezing; here are some temperatures just before daybreak…

Gadsden 28
Fort Payne 30
Pell City 30
Haleyville 31
Talladega 32
Scottsboro 32
Sylacauga 33
Decatur 33
Meridianville 33
Anniston 35
Tuscaloosa 36
Montgomery 39
Mobile 42
Birmingham 43

We warm quickly today with a strong March sun… look for a high between 70 and 75 degrees this afternoon.

REST OF THE WEEK: Most of the state will stay dry tomorrow through Friday; we will mention just the risk of isolated showers over the northwest corner of the state Friday. We will have partly sunny days, fair nights, with highs between 76 and 82 degrees.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Not much change in the weather; just a few isolated showers for the northwest corner, otherwise dry Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Clouds will increase Sunday night ahead of a storm system to the west that will bring potential for severe storms during the day Sunday for states like Arkansas, Louisiana, and the eastern part of Texas and Oklahoma.

NEXT WEEK: Showers and thunderstorms will push into Alabama Monday. At this point the risk of severe storms looks low with weakening dynamics and not much surface based instability, but we will keep a close eye on parameters as the system approaches. The surface front will stall out, keeping rain in the forecast on Tuesday, and possibly part of the day Wednesday. Colder air returns to the state late in the week, and the latest CPC outlook for March 16-22 suggests temperatures in Alabama will be below average during that period. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TIME CHANGE: We go back on Daylight Saving Time this weekend… we lose an hour of sleep as the clocks will be moved forward one hour Saturday night. Sunset time Sunday evening at Birmingham will be 6:54pm CDT.

ON THIS DATE IN 1957: An earthquake measuring a magnitude 8.6 struck the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. A Pacific-wide tsunami was generated that caused damage in Hawaii, but fortunately, no lives were lost. Hardest hit was the island of Kauai, where houses were destroyed and roads washed away. Waves reached 34.1 feet high at Haena, HI.

ON THIS DATE IN 2011: Moderate to heavy rainfall spread across Alabama, resulting in widespread flash flooding and river flooding. Rainfall totals ranged from around 6 inches in western portions of the area to 2 to 4 inches elsewhere. In addition, a line of thunderstorms with areas of embedded rotation moved through Central Alabama producing wind damage across southern portions of the area, knocking down trees, power lines and causing structural damage at several locations.

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