Midday Nowcast: Increasing Clouds and Cool; Rain Returns Tonight

| April 16, 2021 @ 11:37 am

Clouds are increasing across Alabama as moisture levels continue to rise due to a low pressure tracking along the Gulf Coast the next 24 hours.

A few showers remain possible through the afternoon, but the more widespread rain looks to arrive tonight and continuing into the first half of tomorrow, and we note the rain along the Gulf Coast today.

No severe storms, probably no thunder as the air will be cool and stable with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Rainfall amounts will be less than one-half inch for much of North/Central Alabama, with higher amounts down towards the Gulf Coast. The rain tapers off through the morning hours tomorrow, but the clouds will linger through tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow will be cool for April in Alabama with highs in the low to mid 60s. Drier air works into the state overnight Saturday, which will allow for sunshine to return on Sunday and Sunday will feature a more sun than clouds and highs ragning from the upper 60s to lower 70s.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Both Auburn and Alabama will hold their annual spring scrimmage games tomorrow. The game in Tuscaloosa kicks off at 12 Noon… kickoff in Auburn is set for 1:00. Some rain is likely Saturday morning across the state, but that will be mostly gone by afternoon. Expect dry, but mostly cloudy weather in Tuscaloosa with temperatures in the 60s. Some lingering light rain is possible around kickoff in Auburn, but most of the game will be rain-free with overcast conditions. Temperatures there will also be in the 60s.

For the Magic City Classic at Legion Field in Birmingham tomorrow night (Alabama State vs Alabama A&M… kickoff 6:30p CT)… the weather will be dry with a gradually clearing sky. Temperatures will fall from near 64 degrees at kickoff, into the upper 50s by the final whistle.

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 111.9F at Matam, Senegal. The lowest observation was -93.5F at Concordia, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 101F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was 8F Vernal, UT.

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