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Chilly Nights Ahead; Potential For Frost Early Friday/Saturday Morning : The Alabama Weather Blog

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RADAR CHECK: We have a few spotty showers over the northern third of Alabama, even some reports of small hail near the Tennessee border due to very cold air aloft. The sky is mostly sunny over the southern 2/3 of the state with temperatures generally in the 60s. The showers will dissipate this evening, and tonight will be mostly fair with a low in the 40s.

REST OF THE WEEK AND THE WEEKEND: Dry weather is the story through the weekend. Highs remain in the 60s through Saturday, followed by mid 70s Sunday. The big story is the potential for frost over the northern 2/3 of the state both Friday and Saturday morning as temperatures drop into the 30s. Colder spots could touch the freezing mark, especially Saturday morning.

NEXT WEEK: Clouds will increase Monday, with a few showers possible by afternoon. Showers and a few thunderstorms are more likely Tuesday through Thursday, and a few strong storms are possible along the way. Too early to know if we will have any severe weather threat; highs will be in the 70s through the week. See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

SOLAR ECLIPSE: Alabama will experience a partial solar eclipse Monday afternoon; unfortunately it looks like the sky will be mostly cloudy across the Deep South, including points west into Texas and Arkansas in the path of totality.

ON THIS DATE IN 1974: Today is the 50th anniversary of the “Superoutbreak” of tornadoes the night of April 3, 1974. The event lasted into the early morning hours of April 4. In all, 148 tornadoes touched down across the eastern and southern U.S. Of them, 95 were rated F2 or stronger, and 40 were F4 or F5. A total of 335 people lost their life, and over 6,000 were injured that horrible night.

In Alabama, 86 were killed, and just under 1,000 were injured. The most violent tornado tore through Guin, in Marion County, where 23 lives were lost. Other communities hard hit included Jasper, Cullman, Tanner, Harvest, Hazel Green, and Huntsville.

Look for the next video briefing here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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James Spann

2024-04-03 20:02:38

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