Frost Possible By Thursday Morning

| April 19, 2021 @ 3:07 pm

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY: The sky is sunny across Alabama this afternoon, and temperatures are mostly in the 67-72 degree range. The average high for Birmingham on April 19 is 75. Tonight will be clear and cool with a low between 46 and 52 degrees.

Tomorrow will be another dry day… with a partly sunny sky we project a high in the mid 70s. A cold front will pass through the state late tomorrow night into early Wednesday morning, mostly in dry fashion. A few sprinkles are possible over the Tennessee Valley, but most places won’t see a drop of rain. Wednesday will be a breezy and much cooler day with a high only in the 55-60 degree range, almost 20 degrees below average. The sky becomes partly to mostly sunny during the day.

FROST POSSIBLE EARLY THURSDAY: Many communities across North/Central Alabama will drop into the mid to upper 30s early Thursday morning with a clear sky and light wind… some frost is likely. A few colder spots could even touch the freezing mark briefly. Then, during the day Thursday, look for a sunny sky with a high in the low 60s. The weather Friday stays dry… the sky will be partly sunny with a high around 70 degrees. Clouds increase Friday night.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A dynamic weather system will bring widespread rain and thunderstorms to Alabama Saturday. We are still seeing differences in the global models, but the reliable European model hints at a surface low passing through Tennessee, with some surface based instability around here and potential for strong thunderstorms. Still a little too early to know if we will have a severe weather threat… rain amounts of 1-2 inches are likely. Dry air returns Sunday with a mostly sunny sky along with a high in the mid 70s.

NEXT WEEK: The first half of the week will be warm and dry as an upper ridge builds over the region… temperatures will reach the low 80s by Tuesday and Wednesday. A cold front will bring a chance of showers late in the week, late Thursday or Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1986: A major storm system produced ten tornadoes in Texas. One of these tornadoes virtually annihilated the town of Sweetwater. The tornado struck at the unlikely time of 7:17 am. One person was killed, and 100 were injured.

ON THIS DATE IN 2020: An early morning severe thunderstorm produced extensive wind damage across parts of Central Alabama. It began in Chilton County (just west of Thorsby and Jemison) where maximum winds were estimated in the range of 80 to 90 MPH. The wind damage continued eastward through Coosa County & Tallapoosa County, where maximum winds were estimated in the range of 70 to 80 MPH. The damage was the result of straight-line wind consisting of numerous snapped and uprooted hardwood/softwood trees, trees falling onto structures, and trees falling onto campers, especially notable in Wind Creek State Park where several were crushed.

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