Midday Nowcast: Much Colder, Rain Shifting South

| January 20, 2022 @ 10:29 am

The cold front continues to sink south through the state and in its wake, we are dealing with much colder air as temperatures have fallen into the 30s. These will not rebound today and it will remain cloudy and cold with gusty north winds at times making it feel colder. The rain continues to shift south and most of the rain the rest of today can be found across South Alabama and the Gulf Coast. Tonight will be a cold one with low to upper 20s, factor in those winds, and wind chills will be in the teens.

FOR FRIDAY: Not much improvement tomorrow as it will remain cloudy and cold and highs will likely not make it out of the 30s. Winds will remain breezy again, make it feel colder. By the end of the day, some sun is possible over the northern counties of the state, with more clouds the farther south you go. Some rain will remain possible near the Gulf Coast as a wave forms on the front to the south, but the models are trending drier and the wintry precip threat for South Alabama tonight and tomorrow are near-zero.

WEEKEND WEATHER: Saturday starts off in the 20s again and it will remain cold despite more sunshine than clouds; highs Saturday will be in the upper 40s. Saturday night lows will be in the low 20s with possibly teens across North Alabama. Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds as highs should approach the low 50s.

BELOW-AVERAGE TEMPS: Monday will be dry with highs in the low 50s. Clouds increase late Monday as our next weather maker develops. We will see another Gulf low Tuesday which will spread rain back across Alabama with heavier rainfall across southern portions of the state. The rest of the week looks dry with the temperatures in the 40s and lows in the 20s.

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 122.0F at Good Hope, Botswana. The lowest observation was -63.0F at Delyankir, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 90F at Falcon Lake and Zapata, TX. The lowest observation was -31F at Badoura, MN.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1943: Strange vertical antics took place in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While the temperature at Deadwood was a frigid 16 degrees below zero, the town of Lead, just a mile and a half away, but 600 feet higher in elevation, reported a balmy 52 degree reading.

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