MILD DECEMBER DAY: Temperatures have exceeded 70 degrees across a decent part of Alabama this afternoon; Birmingham reports 71 degrees at 2:00p CT. The average high for Birmingham on December 10 is 57. The air remains very dry, and the sky is pretty much cloudless. Tonight will be clear and cool with a low in the 40s.
Tomorrow will be another dry and mild day; the sky partly sunny with a high around 70. Clouds will increase tomorrow night.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A cold front will bring a band of showers into the state Saturday. High resolution model data shows nothing more than a narrow line of showers passing through during the midday hours; some thunder is possible in spots but no severe storms are expected. Rain amounts should be light, generally under a quarter of an inch. Otherwise, Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high in the mid 60s.
A decent part of the day Sunday will be dry with a few intervals of sunshine possible; the high will be in the 57-60 degree range. Then, rain becomes likely Sunday night as an upper disturbance moves into the state. It will be a cool rain; no risk of severe storms, and too warm for any snow. Rain amounts will be around 1/2 inch.
NEXT WEEK: Rain ends early Monday morning; the sky becomes partly sunny during the day with a high in the upper 50s. Most of Tuesday will be dry, but a little scattered light rain is possible Tuesday night and early Wednesday as an upper trough swings through. Then, Wednesday will be sharply colder with temperatures holding the 40s all day with a cool north breeze. Then, Thursday and Friday are looking cool and dry before more rain returns the following weekend (December 19-20). Too early to know the timing of amount of rain to be expected that weekend… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
No sign of any winter weather issues, or severe weather programs for Alabama during the next 10-15 days.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: Saturday, Alabama will take on Arkansas in Fayetteville (11:00a CT kickoff)… the weather looks dry but cold. The sky will be cloudy with temperatures rising from 39 degrees at kickoff, into the low 40s during the second half. Then, Saturday evening, Auburn travels to Starkville to taken on Mississippi State (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be mostly fair with temperatures falling the low 50s at kickoff, into the mid 40s by the final whistle.
ON THIS DATE IN 1961: It was the beginning of a three day severe weather event for the Deep South, which included 13 tornadoes. On December 10, 1961 an F3 tornado struck the eastern outskirts of Brewton, in South Alabama. The tornado devastated a 2 block area; seven homes were demolished and 12 more were heavily damaged.
ON THIS DATE IN 2002: A shower of tiny fish rained down on Korona, a village in the mountains of northern Greece. A Greek television reported a waterspout caused the incident on Lake Doirani.
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