Midday Nowcast: Mainly Cloudy and Cold

| January 26, 2023 @ 11:16 am

It is definitely looking and feeling like a winter’s day across much of North/Central Alabama. The clouds continue to hang around and it is cold with temperatures struggling to reach the 40s this afternoon. It remains breezy too, and even though the radar is quiet, I would not be surprised if there were some sprinkles or flurries out there. Across South Alabama, the sun is out and temperatures are in the balmy 50s…Tonight the sky will finish clearing and it will be a cold night with widespread 20s.

USA BRIEF: A winter storm in the Northeast U.S. will depart today with heavy snow in the region and over a portion of the central Appalachians tapering off through this afternoon and evening. Lake effect snow downwind of the lower Great Lakes and a potential for blinding snow squalls over the Ohio Valley will linger through tonight. Strong offshore Santa Ana winds are expected today in southern California.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Expect a good supply of sunshine tomorrow with low to mid 50s. Saturday will be dry with highs in the 50s and 60s, but clouds increase Saturday night, and wet weather returns to the state Sunday with periods of rain. Some thunder is possible, but there is no risk of severe storms with highs in the 50s.

NEXT WEEK: We catch a break in the rain Monday, but a surface front will settle into the state Tuesday and become stationary, brining unsettled, wet weather through mid-week. We expect occasional rain Tuesday through Thursday… rain amounts of 1-3 inches are likely statewide. A few thunderstorms are possible along the way, but at this point we aren’t expecting anything severe. Colder, drier air arrives Friday. Highs through the week will be seasonal…mostly in the 50s and 60s.

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 111.4F at Birdsville Airport, Australia. The lowest observation was -72.2F at Tongulah, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 88F at Brighton, FL. The lowest observation was -28F at Angle Fire, NM.

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