Another Cold Night Ahead; Some Rain Late Thursday/Thursday Night

| November 23, 2021 @ 3:03 pm

CLOUDLESS SKY: We have another day with “severe clear” across Alabama and the Deep South as a very dry airmass remains in place. Temperatures are mostly in the mid to upper 50s over the northern half of the state, about 5-8 degrees below average for November 23. Tonight will be clear and cold with a low in the 25-32 degree range by daybreak tomorrow.

Dry weather continues tomorrow with a good supply of sunshine… the high will be at or just over 60 degrees for most communities.

THANKSGIVING: Clouds will increase across the state Thursday ahead of a cold front. Showers will likely reach the northwest part of the state by afternoon… showers are possible statewide Thursday night as the front pushes southward. Moisture will be limited, and rain amounts should be 1/4″ or less. No risk of severe storms, probably no thunder. The high Thursday will be in the 60-65 degree range.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Friday will be a mostly sunny, breezy, and colder day with a high in the low 50s. Temperatures will drop into the 25-32 degree range early Saturday with a clear sky and light wind. Then, look for sunny days over the weekend with a high close to 60 Saturday, followed by low 60s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: New global model data continues to show a very tranquil weather pattern for the Deep South next week, with dry conditions along with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. No sign of any major weather systems or severe weather threats around here for the next 7 to 10 days… 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 2004: Alabama was involved in a pre-Thanksgiving storm system that spawned 104 tornadoes from Texas through the southeast to Florida and South Carolina, and even producing a few weaker tornadoes as far north as Indiana. Four people died and another 39 were injured throughout the event. A total of 16 tornadoes touched down in Alabama beginning during the late-night hours of November 23, into November 24.

One death came in Alabama from an F2 tornado that moved from near the Talladega Superspeedway to the north part of Anniston. In Bynum, two mobile homes were heavily damaged by fallen trees. One of the trees smashed a mobile home killing a 75-year-old woman.

Another F2 moved from near Jones in western Autauga County, through parts of Chilton County, and into Coosa County. At Lake Mitchell, on the Chilton/Coosa County Line, Numerous homes and mobile homes were destroyed generally between Blue Creek and Cargle Creek… the tornado was on the ground for 49 miles.

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