The Central Alabama Weekend
Saturday will be an overall nice day with temperatures slightly above normal for late January. Skies will be mainly sunny for much of the day, but clouds will begin to move in late. Afternoon highs will range from the lower 50s to the lower 60s from northwest to southeast.
Sunday will feature mostly cloudy skies and slightly warmer temperatures. Some shower activity looks to move in during the late afternoon mainly for the northern half of the area. Highs will top out in the mid-50s to the mid-60s from northeast to southwest.
A cold front will begin to move through Central Alabama on Monday that will bring showers and a few storms mainly during the late afternoon through the evening hours. There may be a strong storm or two possible, but just not enough forcing will be available for severe storms. Highs will be in the upper 60s to the mid-70s.
Much of Tuesday will be dry across Central Alabama, but showers will start to move northward across the southern parts of the area during the evening hours, potentially spreading across the entire area before sunrise. Highs will be in the upper 50s to the lower 70s.
Wednesday will feature showers at times with the potential of a few rumbles of thunder during the afternoon and early evening hours. The short wave responsible for the active weather will stay across the southern half of the area, so that is where you can expect the higher rainfall amounts and more thunder. Highs will be in the mid-50s to the upper 60s.
Dry weather can be expected to end the week as skies will start the clearing process on Thursday and ending up with mainly sunny skies on Friday. Some clouds look to move back in late on Friday, but as for now, rain doesn’t look likely. Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 40s to the lower 60s, and into the lower 50s to the lower 60s on Friday.
On This Day in Weather History
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.
1988 – Northeastern Colorado experienced its most severe windstorm in years. A wind gust to 92 mph was recorded at Boulder CO before the anemometer blew away, and in the mountains, a wind gust to 120 mph was reported at Mines Peak. The high winds blew down a partially constructed viaduct east of Boulder, as nine unanchored concrete girders, each weighing forty-five tons were blown off their supports.
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