Sunday Weather Xtreme — Nearly All of Central Alabama May Stay Dry Through Next Weekend

| January 23, 2022 @ 5:00 am

A BRIGHT & COOL SUNDAY: Troughing that has been in control of our weather for the past couple of days will begin to shift eastward and will allow the front nose of a wedge into the area on Sunday. After a chilly start with early morning lows in the upper teens to the mid 20s, afternoon highs will make it up into the upper 40s to the lower 50s across Central Alabama under maximum sunshine.

MODELS ARE NOW TRENDING DRY FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: We see a surface low forming off to our southwest on Monday, but it will be of no effect to us as skies will continue to be mainly sunny with highs in the lower 50s to right around 60s degrees. That surface low will stay well to the south of Central Alabama on Tuesday, as it will pass by over the northern Gulf of Mexico and only leaving a small chance of showers. The European model has the activity even farther to the south and keeping Central Alabama dry. For now, I’ll say a stray, isolated shower or two may be possible across the area, but it now looks like we’ll stay mainly dry. Highs will be in the upper 40s to the mid 50s.

Troughing moves back into the area on Wednesday that will allow those daytime highs to drop back down into the upper 30s to the lower 50s across the area, even with mostly sunny skies. Much of the same story on Thursday as we’ll have tons of sunshine with afternoon highs reaching the mid 40s to the lower 50s.

As you will remember in yesterday’s video, we had a wet and snowy solution for Friday with the European model, but the GFS kept Central Alabama dry. Then, the models flip-flopped, with the GFS going wet and snowy with the European staying dry. Now, both of the models have come into some agreement as Friday is trending dry with the latest GFS, and mainly dry with only a few sprinkles or passing flurries. No accumulating snowfall with these runs. Highs will be in the mid 40s to the lower 50s.

NEXT WEEKEND LOOKS TO BE BRIGHT & COOL: Strong troughing will be in control on Saturday that will keep us cool, even with mostly sunny skies. Highs will stay in the 40s across the area. Highs look to be a little warmer on next Sunday, with highs reaching the upper 40s to the mid 50s under plenty of sunshine.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: 1955… 3.5 inches of snow fell at Mobile, Alabama, the biggest snowfall in 55 years for the city.

1969… A large F4 tornado ripped through Jefferson, Copiah, Simpson, Rankin, Smith, and Scott counties of Mississippi. The tornado tracked a total of 95 miles. 32 people were killed and 241 were injured.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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