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Quiet Pattern This Week; Rain Returns This Weekend : The Alabama Weather Blog

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QUIET WEEK: Alabama’s weather will stay dry through Friday with mostly sunny days and fair nights. A clipper system is north of the state, and is pushing a dry cold front through here this afternoon. It will simply serve to reinforce the dry air in place.

Colder air drops into the state Wednesday, and by early Thursday morning temperatures will be below freezing over the northern half of the state. Highs Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly in the 50s, then rising into the 60s Friday.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A dynamic weather system will bring rain and thunderstorms back to Alabama over the weekend. For now it looks like the best chance of rain will come Saturday night into Sunday morning. SPC has defined a risk of severe thunderstorms west of Alabama Saturday, but no formal risk has been defined here. For now it looks like the storms will come through at a time when there is little to no surface based instability across the state, but we will watch model trends closely over the next few days.

Rain amounts over the weekend are expected to be in the 1/2 to 1 inch range, with the heavier totals over the northern counties. The high Saturday will be in the 66-73 degree range, with mostly 50s on Sunday with a cool north breeze following the surface front.

Dry weather is likely during the following week with seasonal temperatures… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: The Alabama Super 7 high school football championships will be played Wednesday through Friday in Tuscaloosa at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The weather will be cool and dry for all the games; daytime temperatures will be in the 50s Wednesday and Thursday, and in the 60s Friday. For the evening games, temperatures will be mostly in the 40s. No risk of any rain.

ON THIS DATE IN 1952: The month of December started off with chilly temperatures in London. This cold resulted in Londoners to burn more coal to heat up their homes. Then on December 5, a high pressure settled over the Thames River causing a dense layer of smog to develop. The smog became so thick and dense by December 7 that virtually no sunlight was seen in London. About 4,000 people were known to have died as a result of the smog, but it could be many more… the smoke-like pollution was so toxic it was even reported to have choked cows to death in the fields.

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

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2023-12-04 21:00:44

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