Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Monday afternoon, January 27, 2020
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett

THE REST OF MONDAY: The forecast for the week ahead features an active weather pattern with the threat of rain every couple days and near seasonal temps. This afternoon, we continue to have more clouds than sun in the Alabama sky and most locations are seeing temperatures in the mid and upper 50s. Tonight, the sky should clear with temperatures falling into the 30s, and we are expecting quite a bit of fog to develop during the overnight hours.

ACROSS THE USA: Another strong storm will impact the Northwest through Tuesday with heavy rain, localized flooding and mountain snow from the Cascades to the northern Rockies. Meanwhile, a system passing through the Interior West will produce some heavy snow across the south-central Rockies. Finally, lake effect snow will occur downwind of the Great Lakes from a low pressure system near the Canadian Maritimes.

TOMORROW/WEDNESDAY: Tomorrow will be dry as we will be in between systems; expect a mainly sunny sky with highs around 60°. Tomorrow night clouds increase and Wednesday will be a cloudy day with periods of light rain. It will be a cool day with a high in the low 50s; no worries with severe storms, and probably no thunder for the northern half of the state.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Thursday will be another dry day with a partly sunny sky and highs in the mid to upper 50s. Then, areas of light rain move back into the state by Friday. Again, the air will be cool and stable with highs in the lower 50s, so we aren’t expecting any thunder. Rain amounts between now and Friday night should be 1/2 inch or less for most of Alabama.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We say goodbye to January and hello to February this weekend, and the weather doesn’t look half bad. The end of week system looks to be exiting the region late Friday night and both Saturday and Sunday are looking relatively dry, with a mix of sun and clouds and continued seasonal temps. Highs Saturday should be in the mid 50s, followed by upper 50s Sunday.

THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY: Temperatures look to remain near average with some rain possible by mid-week. Still no sign of any bitterly cold, Arctic air for the Deep South and for the most part, no signs of a major weather producer for Alabama which would feature severe thunderstorms, flooding, snow, or ice over the next 10 days.

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 113.4F at Morawa Airport, Australia. The lowest observation was -71.9F at Ekyuchchyu, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 87F at Falcon Lake, TX. The lowest observation was 6F at
Gunnison, CO.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1989:  Low pressure in north central Alaska continued to direct air across northern Siberia and the edges of the Arctic Circle into the state. The temperature at Fairbanks remained colder than 40 degrees below zero for the eighth day in a row. Lows of 68 below at Galena, 74 below at McGrath, and 76 below at Tanana, were new records for the date. Wind chill readings were colder than 100 degrees below zero.