Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Friday afternoon, April 3, 2020
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett

FINE FRIDAY: Hard to find fault with the weather today, as it is most ideal for early April with temperatures pretty close to seasonal averages. We are seeing a mix of sun and clouds today, and staying dry. After another chilly start, we are seeing highs in the low to mid 70s for most locations. Tonight will feature passing clouds and cool temps with lower 50s by first thing tomorrow morning.

USA BRIEF: A slow moving cold front will bring potential for severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and locally heavy rain across Texas. Farther north in the Plains, wintry conditions will continue. In the Northeast, a meandering coastal low will produce locally heavy rain, with interior snow, gusty winds, and coastal flooding.

WARM WEEKEND WEATHER: Tomorrow looks generally dry and pleasant with a partly sunny sky and highs mostly in the upper 70s. Rain chances increase some for Sunday so we will mention the chance for a few widely scattered showers, but nothing too heavy, and most locations will be staying dry. Highs again will be close to 80°.

NEXT WEEK: Monday now looks generally dry, but for the rest of the week, the pattern will be a bit more unsettled with scattered showers and storms on a daily basis, but again no major forcing mechanism, so we do not expect anything too organized or intense. Highs for much of next week should be around 80°. Late in the week, storms could become better organized with an approaching storm system sometime Easter weekend, but models remain in poor agreement, meaning low forecast confidence.

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 114.8F at Ndjamena, Chad. The lowest observation was -85.0F at Vostok, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 98F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was -14F at Box Elder, MT