Midday Nowcast: Sunny Wednesday

| January 26, 2022 @ 10:26 am

After the freezing start to the day, we are seeing temperatures rebound into the upper 40s and lower 50s this afternoon. It remains breezy at times, and the is making it feel colder. From one end of the state to the other we are seeing sunshine and blue sky in full supply with just a few high level cirrus clouds.

Tonight will be clear and cold with mid and upper 20s. Tomorrow will continue to be dry, but we will see a few more clouds with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

USA BRIEF: The weather pattern remains mostly quiet midweek but this may change by the weekend as confidence is increasing on a winter storm along the East Coast. On Wednesday, expect below normal temperatures for the Eastern half of the U.S., locally heavy snow in the southern Rockies and High Plains, showers and isolated thunderstorms in Florida and air stagnation issues in the Northwest.

FRIDAY FRONT: The day will be cloudy as an upper trough and cold front sweep through the state, however, the front will be moisture starved, so no rain.Temperatures will range from the upper 40s to upper 50s across Alabama.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Much colder air flows into Alabama Friday night and by Saturday morning we are forecasting upper teens and lower 20s. The winds will be blustery, so wind chills could be in the single digits to start the day. Saturday will be sunny and cold with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Sunday morning will again feature lows in the low 20s, but the day will be warmer with highs returning to the 50s.

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be a mostly sunny day with a high around 60 degrees. We will mention the chance of a few showers over far West Alabama Tuesday… then rain is likely statewide Wednesday ahead of an upper trough/cold front. For now models don’t show any surface based instability, and severe storms are not expected. Rain could linger into Thursday before drier air returns Friday. Temperatures much of next week look to be above average with 60s most days.

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 109.9F at Villamontes, Bolivia. The lowest observation was -64.1F at Yurty, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 81F at Boca Chica Key, FL. The lowest observation was -37F at Peter Sinks, UT.

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