Cool Days, Sub-Freezing Mornings Continue

| November 18, 2022 @ 5:38 am

COLD: Here are some temperatures across Alabama just before sunrise…

Trussville 19
Gadsden 20
Cullman 21
Fort Payne 21
Pell City 21
Jasper 21
Haleyville 22
Decatur 22
Hueytown 22
Anniston 23
Good Hope 23
Muscle Shoals 23
Leeds 24
Greenville 24
Montgomery 24
Selma 25
Birmingham 26
Huntsville 26
Demopolis 26
Tuscaloosa 27
Dothan 30
Mobile 31

No records so far… Birmingham’s record low for November 18 is 20, set in 1959.

Alabama’s weather won’t change much through the weekend with partly to mostly sunny cool days and clear cold nights. Highs in the 50-54 degree range today and tomorrow, falling back into the upper 40s Sunday. Morning lows remain below freezing, generally in the 20s.

NEXT WEEK: Monday morning will feature another freeze, but a warming trend begins Tuesday, and by Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day afternoon temperatures rise into the low 60s. Forecast confidence remains low due to model inconsistency; for now we are leaving the forecast dry through Wednesday. Showers are possible on Thanksgiving Day, followed by cooler and drier air Friday and over the following weekend (November 26-27). At one point a couple of days ago global models hinted at some risk of strong to severe storms here around Thursday or Friday, but for now that idea is off the table. See the daily Weather Briefing video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Expect clear and cold conditions for the high school playoff games tonight with temperatures falling from the mid 40s at kickoff, into the 30s by the second half.

Tomorrow, Alabama will host Austin Peay at Bryant-Denny Stadium (11:00a CT kickoff)… the sky will be mostly sunny with temperatures rising from near 49 degrees at kickoff into the mid 50s by the final whistle.

Auburn will host Western Kentucky at Jordan-Hare Stadium (3:00p CT kickoff)… it will be a partly sunny afternoon; about 55 degrees at kickoff, falling into the upper 40s by the four quarter.

Tomorrow night, UAB travels to Baton Rouge to take on LSU (8:00p CT kickoff)… expect a cloudy sky with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees during the game. A passing shower can’t be ruled out during the game.

ON THIS DATE IN 1957: An estimated F2 tornado moved across the Birmingham metro from Ensley to Tarrant. After touching down in Ensley, the tornado proceded Northeast through the Pratt area and North Birmingham and eventually into Tarrant. Many homes between 22nd and 24th streets on 35th and 36th Avenues North were damaged with numerous large trees down around the area. The Birmingham Airport reported winds of 69 mph and sited the funnel just to the northwest. Damage in Tarrant was mainly to the industrial area. One person was killed and 35 were injured.

BEACH FORECAST: Click here to see the AlabamaWx Beach Forecast Center page.

Look for the next Weather Briefing video here by 3:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!

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