Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Monday afternoon, April 19, 2021
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett

SPLENDID SPRING WEATHER: A dry air mass is in place across the state to start the week, and the weather today and tomorrow will feature dry and pleasant conditions. Today features ample sunshine with temperatures in the low 70s. Tonight will be another cool one with lows in the mid to upper 40s. Tomorrow will feature a partly sunny sky with temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

MIDWEEK DRY COLD FRONT: A significant late season cold front will pass through the state late tomorrow night and early Wednesday. Some sprinkle are possible over the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama, but this will be a mostly dry frontal passage with very little moisture to work with. In its wake, much cooler air drops into Alabama Wednesday with highs only in the 50s and 60s, plus it will feel cooler with a blustery north wind.

FROSTY THURSDAY MORNING: As the winds go light and with a clear sky, temperatures will have no problem falling into the 30s by Thursday morning. This kind of setup always brings a wide ranging temperatures. Most places will stay above freezing with a low in the 33-42 degree range, but some colder spots could hit 32 degrees or lower. Quite a bit of frost is likely across the Alabama landscape…Growers beware!!! Thursday afternoon will feature tons of sunshine with highs in the low to mid 60s.

FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: On Friday, a surface low will be getting its act together off to our west and will be moving eastward. This will bring clouds to the area throughout the day, but most of Alabama should remain dry Friday with highs back closer to 70°. As we head into Saturday, rain and storms are expected across Alabama. A good soaking is likely, with amounts of 1-2 inches likely. There could be some potential for strong thunderstorms, but the thermodynamic environment is questionable at this point, so for now, severe storms are not in the forecast, but of course this could change later this week, so stay tuned…The rain and storms will end Saturday night as dry air returns to Alabama and Sunday looks like a nice day with a good supply of sunshine, and highs in the 70s.

FINAL WEEK OF APRIL: An upper ridge builds over the region early in the week, which should help temperatures reach the low 80s. Much of the week looks dry, but a cold front will bring some risk of showers late Thursday or Friday. 

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 112.3F at Ndjamena, Chad. The lowest observation was -90.4F at Vostok, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 95F at Ochopee, FL. The lowest observation was -7F at Peter Sinks, UT.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1775: The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place under clear crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.