THE CENTRAL ALABAMA WEEKEND
For most of Central Alabama, we will stay dry for today, but the cold front that moved through the area yesterday stalled out just to our southeast and will bring a chance of showers to the southeastern corner of the area late in the day. We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds to start, but cloud cover will increase late. Highs will be in the lower 50s to the upper 60s from northwest to southeast.
Cooler air finally moves into Central Alabama for Sunday. Skies will start off partly to mostly cloudy, but many of those clouds will move out throughout the day and skies will become mostly clear. Highs will be in the upper 40s to the upper 50s.
Monday will be a beautiful day with near-maximum sunshine. Highs will begin to moderate again, reaching the mid-50s to the lower 60s.
It will be just a tad warmer on Tuesday with near-maximum sunshine. Highs will be in the mid-50s to the mid-60s.
Wednesday will be another dry day, but clouds will begin to move in with the approach of our next system. We’ll start off with mostly clear skies and end off with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 50s to the mid-60s.
A cold front will move through the area on Thursday that will bring a chance of showers during the daylight hours, but those chances will end for the evening for a short while. Highs will be in the lower 50s to the lower 60s.
The low associated with the cold front will move through the southeast just off to our north that may pull some moisture down into the northern parts of the area on Friday, but south of I-20 will stay dry. Highs will be in the upper 40s to the upper 50s.
TODAY IN WEATHER HISTORY
1955: Hurricane Alice battered the Leeward Islands with sustained winds of 85 mph on this day. Alice was upgraded as a full tropical system on December 31, 1954, making Alice the latest and earliest hurricane on record in the Atlantic Ocean
1999: The “Blizzard of ’99” dumped 21.6 inches of snow on Chicago, Illinois for the city’s second largest snowstorm on record. Grand Rapids, Michigan recorded 22 inches for its greatest snowstorm ever. Detroit, Michigan had a foot of snow and Milwaukee, Wisconsin was buried under 15.4 inches — the city’s biggest snowstorm in 52 years.