Nice Warm-Up Today; A Few Showers Tomorrow Afternoon/Night

| November 24, 2021 @ 5:48 am

NICE WARM-UP: Temperatures early this morning across Alabama are mostly in the 25-35 degree range… look for a nice warm-up today with a good supply of sunshine. Temperatures reach the low 60s in most areas this afternoon; the average high for Birmingham on November 24 is 62.

Clouds will increase across the state for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow ahead of a cold front. Showers will reach the northwest part of the state by afternoon… they should reach places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Gadsden around 3-4 p.m. Moisture will be limited, and rain amounts will be light; mostly 1/4″ or less. No risk of severe storms, probably no thunder. The high tomorrow will be in the 60-65 degree range.

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

NEXT WEEK: The amazingly tranquil weather pattern continues across Alabama with sunny pleasant days and fair cold nights Monday through Thursday. A few showers could show up late in the week… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school playoff games Friday night, the weather will be clear and cold with temperatures falling from the mid-40s at kickoff, into the 30s by the fourth quarter.

College games on Friday:

UTEP at UAB (1:00p CT kickoff at Protective Stadium in Birmingham): The sky will be sunny with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees during the first half, dropping into the 40s by the fourth quarter.

COASTAL CAROLINA AT SOUTH ALABAMA (2:30p CT kickoff at Hancock Whitney Stadium): Expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 60 degrees, then falling through the 50s during the second half.

College games on Saturday:

TROY AT GEORGIA STATE (1:00p CT kickoff in Atlanta): The sky will be sunny with temperatures hovering in the 55-60 degree range during the game.

BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN AT MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (2:30p CT kickoff in Belton, Texas): The sky will be mostly cloudy with a brief, passing shower possible. Kickoff temperature around 60 degrees, falling into the 50s during the second half.

ALABAMA AT AUBURN: (2:30p CT kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium): 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 1982: Hurricane Iwa, a Category 1 hurricane, impacted the Hawaii Islands of Ni’ihau, Kaua’i, and O’ahu with gusts exceeding 100 mph and a storm surge of 30 feet. The first significant hurricane to hit the Hawaiian Islands since statehood in 1959, Iwa severely damaged or destroyed 2,345 buildings, including 1,927 houses, leaving 500 people homeless. One person was killed from the high seas, and three deaths were indirectly related to the hurricane’s aftermath.

ON THIS DATE IN 2001: A total of 36 tornadoes touched down in Alabama, which at the time established a record for the number of tornadoes on a single day in the state (it would be surpassed ten years later by the 45 tornadoes we experienced on April 15, 2011).

The first major tornado of the day cut a 39-mile path from near Kennedy in Lamar County to just south of Carbon Hill in Walker County. Two people died in a mobile home near Kennedy. An F2 tornado cut a short path through the town of Haleyville in Winston County just before 11:30 a.m., injuring thirteen people. Just northeast of Birmingham, an F2 tornado moved along I-59 near Argo as it cut a nearly 14-mile path into St. Clair County.

The strongest tornado of the day touched down about 1:19 p.m. CST southeast of Oneonta in Blount County. The tornado produced three distinct areas of F4 damage. The other two fatalities of the day occurred near Sand Rock in Cherokee County just after 3 p.m. as an F2 tornado cut an 8-mile path. Again, the fatalities were in a mobile home.

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We are on a holiday schedule, so just one video today, but I will post fresh forecast notes here this afternoon. Enjoy the daY!

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