Midday Nowcast: Another Sunny, Winter Day

| January 13, 2022 @ 10:48 am

Wonderful winter weather will continue through tomorrow across Alabama. Today and tomorrow will feature more sun than clouds, highs today will be closer to 60° while temps drop a bit tomorrow with mid to upper 50s expected across much of North/Central Alabama. Clouds begin to increase tomorrow night ahead of a weekend system.

WEEKEND WEATHER: Saturday will be cloudy with rain overspreading the state from west to east through the afternoon and evening hours. This will be a good soaking with rain amounts of 1-2 inches likely.

A few strong thunderstorms are possible along the Gulf Coast; and SPC has defined a low end “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms along the Florida Panhandle. Highs Saturday will be in the 50s.

WINTER WEATHER MISCHIEF SUNDAY: Sunday will be much colder as temperature will be falling and will likely fall into the 30s by afternoon with a blustery north wind. Snow showers will likely develop over North Alabama in the cold air during the day Sunday.

Some light accumulation is possible, mainly on grassy areas Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening where snow showers develop. Temperatures will likely be in the mid 30s (above freezing) as the snow falls, and initially travel impacts are not expected as roads will be just wet. Some patchy black ice is possible Sunday night on bridges where water lingers and temperatures go below freezing.

Of course, the forecast will change in the coming days, but this should not be a major event for Alabama with most of the precipitation falling as rain. The bigger winter weather issues will come northeast of Alabama, across northern Georgia and the Carolinas, where snow and the potential for a crippling ice storm are likely.

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be cold and dry with highs in the 40s. Temperatures return to the 50s Tuesday and Wednesday, and rain looks to return next Thursday.

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 121.1F at Mardie, Australia. The lowest observation was -53.3F at Selagoncy, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 83F at Anaheim, CA. The lowest observation was -9F at Peter Sinks, UT.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1888: The mercury plunged to 65 degrees below zero at Fort Keough, located near Miles City MT. The reading stood as a record for the continental U.S. for sixty-six years.

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