June 15, 2024

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Colder Air Rolling Into North Alabama; Strong Storms To The South

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RADAR CHECK: Rain is fairly widespread across Alabama this afternoon as a cold front continues to roll through the state. Stronger thunderstorms are pushing through the far southern counties and into the Florida Panhandle. Heavier storms there will be produce strong gusty winds and lots of lightning as they move through. Rain will end from the northwest over the next few hours.

As advertised, temperatures continue to drop over the northern half of the state following the cold front. Temperatures are in the 40s north of I-20 at mid-afternoon, while communities across Southeast Alabama are not too from 80 degrees.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Temperatures will be well below average. Some North Alabama communities could reach the freezing mark early tomorrow morning, but a freeze is likely early Sunday over the northern half of the state with lows mostly in the 20s. Frost is likely deep into South Alabama. With a mix of sun and clouds, expect a high in the 50s tomorrow, and on Sunday areas north of I-20 won’t get out of the 40s despite a sunny sky.

NEXT WEEK: Monday morning will be cold again with lows in the 20s over the northern half of the state, and some places across North Alabama could see yet another freeze early Tuesday. Then, a warming trend begins, and by Thursday afternoon the high will be near 80 degrees. The weather will be dry Monday through Thursday with mostly sunny days and fair nights… showers return at the end of the week Friday. See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1990: Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving cold front produced torrential rains across parts of the southeastern U.S. over two days. Flooding claimed the lives of at least 22 persons, including thirteen in Alabama. Up to 16 inches of rain deluged southern Alabama with 10.63 inches reported at Mobile in 24 hours. The town of Elba was flooded with 6 to 12 feet of water causing more than 25 million dollars damage, and total flood damage across Alabama exceeded 100 million dollars.

ON THIS DATE IN 2021: Severe thunderstorms produced 25 tornadoes across Alabama. The longest-track tornado was around 36.5 miles, associated with a tornado from Wayne County, Mississippi to southern Marengo County, Alabama. Three were injured in Alabama; there were no fatalities.

BEACH FORECAST: Click here to see the AlabamaWx Beach Forecast Center page.

Look for the next video briefing here by

James Spann

2023-03-17 20:20:58

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