Warm Through The Weekend; Scattered Showers Around

| December 8, 2022 @ 3:01 pm

RADAR CHECK: Most of Alabama is rain-free this afternoon… with a partly sunny sky temperatures are mostly in the mid to upper 70s… almost 20 degrees above average for December 8, and close to record values for the date. The sky will remain mostly fair tonight, but look out for for patchy dense fog again after midnight.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Not much change. Temperatures remain above average with highs mostly in the 70s through Sunday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds on a daily basis with a few scattered showers each day. Odds of any one spot getting wet through Saturday are 20-30 percent, rising to 40-50 percent Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: Not much change Monday and Tuesday… highs between 65 and 70 with only isolated showers. But, to the west a severe thunderstorm threat will evolve from Texas and Oklahoma through parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, and western Mississippi as a dynamic weather system rolls through. By the time it reaches Alabama Wednesday, it looks like the main dynamic support will pass well to the north, and instability will be limited, and accordingly SPC does not have any a severe weather risk defined for now. Heavy rain could be the greater threat; rain amounts Wednesday could exceed 2 inches in many places. Colder drier air arrives by Thursday and Friday.

Global models continue to show signals for below average temperatures across the Deep South (and much of the nation) as we approach Christmas. See the daily Weather Briefing video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 2017: Significant snow fell across a large portion of Central Alabama along a southwest-to-northeast axis. Within the main corridor of snow, totals of 4 to 8 inches were common, with a few swaths of 8 to 12 inches. A few reports exceeding 12 inches were received from Clay into Cleburne Counties: one 15 inch report in Delta (Clay Co.), and two 13 inch reports (Cleburne Co.). While public reports are considered unofficial, values were fairly consistent and tend to indicate this event was a top-tier ranking snowstorm for some locations in East Alabama. Birmingham officially recorded 4 inches of snow, making it the 3rd snowiest December on record.

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

Look for the next Weather Briefing video here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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