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Rain Returns To Alabama Friday

Rain Returns To Alabama Friday

| December 11, 2019 @ 2:19 pm

SUNNY DECEMBER DAY: Sunshine is out in full force over the northern 2/3 of Alabama this afternoon; clouds linger near the Gulf Coast with some scattered light rain there. Temperatures are only in the 40s over North Alabama, about ten degrees below average for mid-December. Tonight will be fair and cold; most places will see a low in the 28-32 degree range early tomorrow.

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Snow Continues Over Parts of North Alabama; Brighter/Drier Tomorrow

Snow Continues Over Parts of North Alabama; Brighter/Drier Tomorrow

| December 10, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

COLD, WET DECEMBER DAY WITH SOME SNOW OVER NORTH ALABAMA: As advertised early this morning, temperatures have been falling steadily across Alabama today following the passage of a cold front, and temperatures are in the mid-30s over the northern third of the state.

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Wet, Cold, Windy; Some Snow For North Alabama

Wet, Cold, Windy; Some Snow For North Alabama

| December 10, 2019 @ 5:50 am

SNOW: As cold air deepens over North Alabama, rain will most likely change to light snow before ending late this afternoon and tonight. The change could come as early as 4:00 to 6:00 over the northwest corner of the state, but the main window comes from 6:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Snow accumulation potential will be limited by the warm ground, but some grassy areas could see 1/2 to 1 inch in spots north of U.S. 278 (north of a line from Hamilton to Cullman to Gadsden). Roads will be just wet tonight with no travel impact; surface temperatures will be in the mid 30s.

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Dry Through Thursday; Showers Return Friday

Dry Through Thursday; Showers Return Friday

| December 2, 2019 @ 3:04 pm

COLD EARLY DECEMBER DAY: Temperatures are only in the 38-44 degree range over the northern half of Alabama this afternoon; the average high for December 2 at Birmingham is 59. The sky is mostly cloudy over the northern third of the state, with a good supply of sunshine for the southern counties. Tonight will be fair and cold; we project a low between 25 and 30 degrees for most places early tomorrow morning.

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Windy,  Much Colder Today

Windy, Much Colder Today

| December 2, 2019 @ 5:51 am

BLUSTERY MONDAY: A deep upper low is moving through the eastern third of the nation this morning, and will pull much colder air down into Alabama today. We note a few snow flurries on radar over the northeast counties of the state early this morning, but temperatures are above freezing, and there will be no impact. Look for a mix of sun and clouds today; temperatures won’t get out of the 40s, and they hold in the 30s all day over the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama. A brisk northwest wind of 10-20 mph will make it feel colder.

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On This Date In 1950 – Historic November Cold Wave

On This Date In 1950 – Historic November Cold Wave

| November 25, 2019 @ 6:39 am

ON THIS DATE IN 1950: Alabamians paid little attention to the weather forecast on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 1950. The Birmingham News carried a lead article about the many blessings of the day, including bountiful food, talking about the day’s candied yams, crisp white celery, plump olives and a golden brown roasted turkey. Headlines told […]

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Slow Warming Trend Begins Later Today

Slow Warming Trend Begins Later Today

| November 13, 2019 @ 5:57 am

Clouds return to Alabama tomorrow, and some light rain is possible over the southern two-thirds of the state late tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night.

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Record Cold Likely Tonight Across Alabama

Record Cold Likely Tonight Across Alabama

| November 12, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

SUNNY, BUT COLD: Morning clouds gave way to a bright, sunny afternoon across Alabama, but the weather remains windy and amazingly cold for mid-November. Temperatures are generally in the 30-35 degree range; the average high for Birmingham on November 12 is 67. A strong north wind is keeping wind chill indices in the 20s.

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Windy And Very Cold Today; Record Lows Early Tomorrow

Windy And Very Cold Today; Record Lows Early Tomorrow

| November 12, 2019 @ 5:43 am

WINDY AND COLD: The Arctic cold front continues to push southward through Alabama this morning; just before daybreak light rain was mainly south of I-59, and it will continue to end from northwest to southeast. As expected, there is some sleet and freezing rain on the back side of the precipitation shield, and also as expected, there is no impact.

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Rain Tonight; Into The Deep Freeze Tomorrow

Rain Tonight; Into The Deep Freeze Tomorrow

| November 11, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

BIG COLD SHOT COMING: A cold front is nearing the northwest corner of Alabama this evening; rain has developed over the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama this afternoon, and we will have periods of rain statewide tonight as the front moves through. No risk of severe storms, no thunder, rain amounts should be around 1/2 inch or less for most places.

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Coldest Air So Far This Season Arrives Next Week

Coldest Air So Far This Season Arrives Next Week

| November 8, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

COOL NOVEMBER DAY: Temperatures are generally in the 45-52 degree range across Alabama this afternoon; the average high at Birmingham on November 8 is 68. A band of mid to high level clouds persist over the state; those should move out tonight.

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Freeze Warning Tonight For North Alabama

Freeze Warning Tonight For North Alabama

| October 31, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

BLUSTERY, COLD HALLOWEEN: As advertised, the coldest air so far season is settling into Alabama this afternoon. Temperatures are mostly in the 40-45 degree range with a brisk northwest wind. Patches of lingering light rain near the Georgia border will end soon.

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