Dry Through Sunday With Warm Afternoons2 min read
SUMMER PREVIEW AHEAD: With a partly to mostly sunny sky, temperatures are around 80 degrees this afternoon. Nothing on radar, and the sky will be mostly fair tonight with a low around 60 degrees.
Dry, warm weather continues through the weekend with mostly sunny days and fair nights. The high tomorrow will be in the low 80s, and in the 82-86 degree Saturday and Sunday. It will be the warmest weekend so far this year.
NEXT WEEK: A weakening cold front will bring the chance of a few scattered showers Monday night into Tuesday morning, but amounts should be light and spotty; generally under one tenth of an inch. The rest of next week will be dry… highs will be in the 70s Wednesday and Thursday, then back in the 80s by Friday (April 29). No sign of any heavy rain or severe weather issues for Alabama for the rest of April. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
RACE WEEKEND: The weather will be warm and dry over the weekend at Talladega. For the Geico 500 Sunday, the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures in the 82-85 degree range. Morning lows at the Superspeedway will be close to 60 degrees.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: The Birmingham Stallions will host the Houston Gamblers Saturday evening (6:00p CT kickoff at Protective Stadium)… the sky will be mostly clear with temperatures falling from 83 at kickoff, into the upper 70s by the second half.
TORNADO COUNTS: The Birmingham NWS reports 39 tornadoes in their CWA (County Warning Area) since January 1. In Mississippi, the tornado count for the year so far is now 89; they have already surpassed the total number of tornadoes for every year except 2019, 2008, 2005 and 2011.
ON THIS DATE IN 1967: Severe thunderstorms spawned 48 tornadoes in the Upper Midwest. Hardest hit was northern Illinois where sixteen tornadoes touched down during the afternoon and evening hours causing fifty million dollars damage. On that Friday afternoon, tornadoes struck Belvidere IL and the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, killing 58 persons.
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