Dry Through Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 19, 2012 @ 6:01 am

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CALM WEATHER CONTINUES: Severe weather has been a no show across Alabama so far this November, and it looks like our weather stays calm and dry through the holiday weekend.

We begin this Monday with temperatures below freezing in some places; Vic Bell at Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden) reports 29 degrees at 5:00… we see 32 at Haleyville and Fort Payne. We rise into the mid 60s today with a partly sunny sky.

Not much change tomorrow; but not as cold tonight and a little warmer tomorrow with a high in the upper 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. A weak impulse doesn’t have any chance to bring rain because the air is so dry.

BIG TRAVEL DAY: Wednesday is the biggest travel day of the year, and we see no issues in Alabama, and barely any problems around the continental U.S. Our day should be sunny with a high in the upper 60s, and around the country the only really inclement weather will be over the Pacific Northwest, where rain is likely for cities like Portland and Seattle, with snow for the interior counties. There should be no weather related delays at the big airport hubs.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: Thanksgiving Day will be glorious, with tons of sun and a high in the upper 60s after a morning low around 40. Friday should be partly sunny with a high back in the upper 60s, but the weather turns cooler for Saturday and Sunday. The cool air will be very dry and the sky will be sunny Saturday and Sunday as the long dry spell continues.

IRON BOWL WEATHER: Saturday in Tuscaloosa will be cool and dry. We project a sunny sky at kickoff with a temperature near 56 degrees, then falling into the 40s during the second half as the sun goes down. Might even be in the upper 30s as you walk out of the stadium just after the final whistle.

PEEK INTO VOODOO LAND: The global models hint our weather should become more active as November ends and December begins with rain chances returning from time to time, but no sign of any severe weather setup here. There has not been a single severe weather report in Alabama during the month of November. See the Weather Xtreme video for more long range thoughts and details.

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