Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Monday afternoon, April 23rd, 2018
Meteorologist: Ryan Stinnett

TODAY/TOMORROW: An upper-level low is spinning across the Mid-South and is ever so slowly tracking towards the east the next 24-48 hours. This low is why we are seeing a sky with more clouds than sun today, and a few scattered showers across the area this afternoon, but nothing too heavy or widespread and a majority of the rain showers are mainly east of the Interstate 65 corridor. Temperatures this afternoon are ranging from the upper 60s to lower 70s. Tonight, clouds stick around and so will a few showers, lows will be in the 50s. Our Tuesday will be a near carbon copy of today with a mix of sun and clouds, passing showers, and highs around 70° as the low continues to drift east across the Tennessee Valley.

MID-WEEK: Wednesday looks fairly dry with only isolated showers along with a mix of sun and clouds. Then, showers become likely Thursday as the next wave of energy approaches. Again, nothing really heavy and no risk of severe storms. The high Wednesday and Thursday will be in the upper 60s to near 70°, which is below average for late April in Alabama.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: A cold front will bring the risk of a few showers Friday afternoon and Friday night, but it doesn’t look like severe weather will be an issue. Then as we roll into the weekend both Saturday and Sunday look delightful with sunny mild days and fair pleasant nights. No threat of rain either day, and when was the last time we said that for a weekend in Alabama. The high Friday will be close to 70°, but then mid to upper 70s Saturday and Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: The week starts off dry and warm, but as we roll into the month of May, we should see the return of showers and storms over the latter half of the week as moisture returns. Highs will be approaching the 80s, while nights get closer to 60°.

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WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 ours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 115.5F at Dangara, Tajikistan. The lowest observation was -90.4F at Dome A, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: The highest observation was 103F at Death Valley and Thermal, CA. The lowest observation was 15F at Estcourt Station, ME.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1885: The city of Denver, CO, was in the midst of a storm which produced 23 inches of snow in 24 hours, and at Idaho Springs, CO produced 32 inches of snow.