Rain Moving Out; Colder Air Moving In

| April 24, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

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FALLING TEMPERATURES: As expected, temperatures have been going the wrong way over much of Northwest Alabama today… temperatures have actually fallen into the upper 40s around Hamilton, Haleyville, and Cullman, in the wake of a cold front moving through East Alabama.

A band of showers is along the front… I don’t think there has been any thunder over the northern half of the state today, and rain amounts have been generally light. The heavier totals have been over Northwest Alabama, where Haleyville reports 0.54″. But… Birmingham’s total is only 0.04″. The rain should be entirely out of the state by 6-7 p.m.

The sky will clear tonight, and most communities will see a low near 40 degrees early tomorrow, but the normally colder spots have a good chance of reaching the mid to upper 30s with a touch of light frost possible in scattered spots.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: These two days look delightful, with ample sunshine and low humidity. The high tomorrow will be around 70, followed by mid 70s Friday.

MOIST AIR RETURNS FOR THE WEEKEND: The sky will be generally cloudy Saturday and Sunday, and we will mention a chance of showers both days as an unsettled weather pattern sets up. The rain won’t be continuous, but there could be a little thunder involved. We can’t give start/stop times of the rain, but just understand rain is possible at any hour of the day or night over the weekend. The high both days should be in the mid 70s.

NEXT WEEK: The showery weather continues for the first half of the week. Scattered showers will remain possible Monday through Wednesday, as afternoon temperatures rise into the upper 70s. Like the weekend, the rain won’t be continuous, but showers could come at any time. Then, later in the week, an organized band of showers and storms should move through the state Thursday ahead of a sharp cold front.

Colder and drier air moves into the state by Friday (May 3)… and at this point the following weekend looks dry and cool. In fact, we might make a run at record lows one morning that following weekend (May 4-5) thanks to a very deep upper trough over the eastern half of the nation. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and details.

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