Rain Returns Tomorrow Night; Cooler Air For The Weekend

| April 20, 2023 @ 5:23 am

WARM, DRY WEATHER CONTINUES: Today will be another sunny, warm day for Alabama with highs in the mid 80s this afternoon, almost ten degrees above average for mid to late April.

The sky will be partly sunny tomorrow with a high around 80; clouds will increase by late afternoon, and showers will enter the northwest counties of the state by late afternoon ahead of a cold front. Showers and few thunderstorms are likely statewide tomorrow night; severe storms are not expected due to the lack of instability and weak dynamic support. Rain amounts for most communities will be 1/2 inch or less.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: It now looks like the showers will be out of the state for the most part by 6:00 a.m. Saturday. The sky becomes partly to mostly sunny during the day with a high not too far from 70 degrees. Sunday will feature a good supply of sunshine with a high in the 65-75 degree range after a morning low in the 40s.

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be dry with a high close to 70, then the weather turns unsettled for the rest of the week with some risk of showers and storms on daily basis. For now severe thunderstorms are not expected, and highs through the week will remain close to 70 degrees, which is below average for late April. See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ALABAMA A-DAY: The sky will be mostly sunny in Tuscaloosa for the annual spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium (2:00p CT kickoff) with temperatures in the low 70s.

RACE WEEKEND AT TALLADEGA: Look for a partly sunny sky Saturday with a high close to 70 degrees. Dry weather continues Sunday for the running of the Geico 500… the sky will be mostly sunny with a high in the upper 60s.

ON THIS DATE IN 1920: An F4 tornado touched town near Bradley in Oktibbeha County, MS. It (or other tornadoes produced by the same storm) would remain on the ground 130 miles all the way across Marion, Franklin, Colbert and into Lawrence Counties in Alabama. Seven people died near Starkville and twenty two died on the west side of Aberdeen. A total of 20 people perished in Marion County, including nine at Bexar. Nineteen people died at Waco in Franklin County, including nine from one family. There were also four deaths in Colbert County and one in Lawrence County.

A total of 44 souls lost their lives with this killer in the state, making it the fourth deadliest tornado in Alabama history (behind the EF4 Tuscaloosa to Birmingham tornado and the EF5 Hackleburg-Phil Campbell tornado, both on April 27, 2011, and the F4 Marion to Jemison tornado on March 21, 1932)

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

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

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