Another Freeze Tonight

| March 26, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; I am taking the night “off”… will get back to the two a day schedule tomorrow**

ANOTHER FRIGID MARCH AFTERNOON… These mid-afternoon temperatures tell the story…

Temperatures (4)

Keep in mind we should be at 70 degrees today (based on long term averages), so these temperatures are, in some cases, over 30 degrees below average.

Snow flurries have been flying off and on over the northern and eastern counties of the state.

The sky will clear tonight, the winds will die down, and we still project a low in the 25-30 degree range early tomorrow for most North/Central Alabama communities.

SLOW WARMING TREND: With a sunny sky tomorrow we should rise into the mid 50s, and low to mid 60s are likely by Thursday. We should note the normally colder places across North/Central Alabama will see another freeze early Thursday morning, but most communities will drop into the mid 30s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The 12Z runs are coming in with higher moisture content. Looks like we will need to mention some risk of a shower late Friday and Friday night, followed by a few scattered showers during the day Saturday with a mostly cloudy sky. Not an all day rain, but clearly a chance of showers. We finally hit the 70 degree mark Saturday; the GFS is printing a high of 73 for Birmingham.

The most widespread rain comes Sunday with a cold front moving in from the northwest; occasional showers and storms are likely with rain amounts of about 1/2 inch likely. The severe weather threat looks low for now, and the rain should taper off late Sunday night as the front moves to the south.

NEXT WEEK: For now Monday looks dry; the GFS brings another wet weather system in quickly, and periods of rain and and a few thunderstorms look likely Tuesday into Wednesday. We will have to monitor this for severe weather potential; models are not in good agreement about the details. Then, another shot of colder air blows in here during the latter half of next week, but not as cold as the air we are dealing with now.

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