Freezing Temperatures Tonight; Quiet Pattern Continues This Week

| November 22, 2021 @ 3:09 pm

COLD NIGHT AHEAD: With a clear sky and diminishing wind, we project a low in the 22-32 degree range across most of Alabama early tomorrow morning. For many places it will be the coldest morning so far this season.

Sunny weather continues tomorrow and Wednesday… temperatures reach the mid 50s tomorrow, and we will be close to 60 Wednesday afternoon. Thanksgiving Day should be dry with a high in the low 60s… clouds will increase during the afternoon ahead of a cold front. That front will bring a few showers to the state Thursday night, but with very limited moisture rain amounts should be one-tenth of an inch or less for most places.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Friday will be sunny, breezy, and colder with a high in the low 50s. Dry weather continues over the weekend with sunny days and clear nights; the high Saturday will be in the upper 50s, followed by mid to upper 60s Sunday. The coldest morning will come early Saturday with lows in the 24-32 degree range.

Tranquil weather will likely continue through much of next week… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: UTEP will take on the UAB Blazers Friday afternoon (1:00p CT kickoff) at Protective Life Stadium in Birmingham… the sky will be sunny with temperatures generally in the low 50s during the game.

Then, on Saturday, Auburn will host Alabama at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the Iron Bowl (2:30p CT kickoff) Saturday… the sky will be sunny with a kickoff temperature near 60 degrees… falling through the 50s during the second half. A perfect day for the biggest football game of the year in Alabama.

ON THIS DATE IN 1992: A major tornado outbreak was underway across the Deep South. In all, 95 tornadoes touched down and were responsible for 26 deaths.

Eight tornadoes touched down in Mississippi on November 21…one F4 tornado moved through Brandon, MS around midnight November 21, killing 12 people, including three children; they were Cub Scouts at a sleepover.

Before the morning of the 22nd was over with, another seven tornadoes struck Mississippi before the system moved over into Alabama and Tennessee.

Alabama had a total of 13 tornadoes touch down ranging in strength from F0 to F2, with no deaths and 53 injuries. The tornado with the most injuries occurred just outside of Sardis City where multiple structures were damaged and twelve people were injured.

Georgia was next on the system’s hit list and a total of eleven tornadoes touched down, killing seven people and injuring 157 more. The worst twister hit just northeast of Etheridge and carved a path of destruction of 32 miles to just southeast of White Plains. This twister got up to 1 mile wide in spots and destroyed a total of 134 homes, killing five people and over 300 head of cattle. Another F4 was on the ground for a total of 20 miles starting near Pine Mountain and lifting near Hickory Flat.

We are very thankful this November has been remarkably quiet across the southern U.S.

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