Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Monday January 24, 2022
Forecaster: James Spann

CALM DAYS: Dry weather will continue across Alabama today… with a partly to mostly sunny sky we expect a high in the mid 50s this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on January 24 is 55. Clouds will increase tonight, and a disturbance has the potential to bring some light rain to the southern third of the state tomorrow. The best chance of rain tomorrow will be along and south of U.S. 84… most of North and Central Alabama will be dry despite a cloud cover. Tomorrow’s high will be in the 47-51 degree range.

REST OF THE WEEK: Wednesday will be sunny and colder with a high in the mid 40s. Dry weather continues Thursday… expect a partly sunny sky with a high back in the mid 50s. Clouds move into the state Friday ahead of a cold front and upper trough, but the air will be very dry, and most of the state will remain dry. A few sprinkles can’t be ruled out, but measurable rain is very unlikely. Temperatures will likely hold in the 40s all day Friday.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday will be a cold and dry day… after a morning low in the 18-24 degree range, the high will be in the low to mid 40s. Sunday will be a mostly sunny day with a high in the 50-55 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: Monday and Tuesday will be dry… global modes suggest some chance of rain Wednesday, followed by dry weather Thursday and Friday. No sign of any extremely cold air next week as the pattern begins to change… in fact temperatures are expected to be above average across the Deep South for the first six days of February. No sign of any snow or ice issues for Alabama for the next 10-15 days. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1963: A cold wave was in progress across the Deep South. Birmingham dropped to -2F… other lows included -4 at Huntsville, -3 at Muscle Shoals, -1 at Anniston, 3 at Tuscaloosa, 5 at Montgomery, and 8 at Mobile.

ON THIS DATE IN 1967: A tornado outbreak across the Central U.S. was the furthest north ever recorded in the winter up to that time. Severe weather occurred across a good portion of the southeast and east-central Iowa. Two-inch hail fell at Armstrong, and over two dozen tornadoes were reported. Five miles north of Fort Madison, one fatality occurred from a tornado, along with six injuries. A tornado causing F4 damage killed 3 people and injured 216 in St. Louis County, Missouri. Storms also affected parts of northern and central Illinois. One strong tornado in Mason County killed one person and injured three others. Another tornado moved across the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area, injuring five people.

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