STILL DRY TODAY: Alabama’s weather won’t change much today… with a partly to mostly sunny sky we expect a high in the 60-65 degree range this afternoon. Clouds will increase tonight as a deep surface low forms in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Tomorrow will be a cloudy day, and we expect periods of rain through early Sunday morning. The most widespread and heaviest rain will be over the southern quarter of the state; for the northern counties a decent part of the day will be dry with occasional showers. Rain amounts will be 1-2 inches for South Alabama, and generally under 1/2 inch to the north. No risk of severe thunderstorms, and probably no thunder.
Any lingering showers should end by mid-morning Sunday, and some clearing is possible by afternoon as dry air begins to return. The high tomorrow will be in the 58-64 degree range, and mostly in the upper 50s Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: The week will be dry but colder. A freeze is likely over the northern half of Alabama early Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. Highs will be mostly in the 50s, but North Alabama won’t get out of the 40s Tuesday.
Looking ahead to Christmas Day; long range guidance suggests a dry day for Alabama with highs in the 50s and 60s… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.
ON THIS DATE IN 1992: Cyclone John hit the sparsely populated northwest coast of Australia with winds gusting to 185 mph. John was the strongest cyclone to hit Australia in over 100 years.
ON THIS DATE IN 2005: Freezing rain and ice pellets fell throughout portions of the southeast U.S. The accumulation of ice caused about 683,000 utilities customers to lose power from northern Georgia northward through the western Carolinas. The power outages were the result of ice accretions of up to three-quarter inch in thickness. The ice storm was blamed for at least four deaths. The ice storm struck parts of northeast Georgia from the northeast suburbs of Atlanta to Athens and northward to the mountains.
Look for the next video briefing here by 3:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!
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