Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Tuesday afternoon, January 23, 2018
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett

TERRIFIC TUESDAY: Not at all a bad day of weather across Alabama for January; we are seeing ample sunshine, with just a few upper-level cirrus clouds crossing the state. Most locations this afternoon are seeing temperatures in the lower and mid 50s, which is pretty close to where they should be this time of year. Winds are brisk at times out of the west, which is causing it to feel a few degrees cooler, but nothing we can’t handle. For tonight, the sky will remain mostly clear and lows should settle to near of just below freezing for most spots by first thing tomorrow morning.

REST OF THE WEEK: Tomorrow through Friday the weather remains fairly tranquil with ample sunshine each day and highs in the mid 50s. Nights will be chilly with lows well down in the 30s.

WET WEEKEND WEATHER: Moisture surges northward Friday night, and Saturday will be a cloudy day with rain likely at times. It looks as though this will be a slow moving system and the rain will continue into Sunday as well. Highs will be in the low 60s Saturday, and close to 60° on Sunday; rain amounts over the weekend should be around 1/2 inch to one inch for most places. And, for now, it still appears no severe storms are expected.

NEXT WEEK: The first half of the week looks mostly cool and dry with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s which is pretty seasonal for the final week of January. Towards the end of the week, the models are suggesting our next storm system with rain returning. Heading into February, it appear we still have a lot of winter left to deal with as more Arctic air is likely to invade the U.S. and Southeast, and for some reason, I do not think we have seen the last of the wintry precip for Alabama.

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WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 116.3F at Moomba Airport, Australia. The lowest observation was -61.8F at Toko, Russia.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: The highest observation was 85F at Punta Gorda, FL. The lowest observation was -13F at Lake George, CO.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1780: The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S. A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from sea supply.