February 4, 2023

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Storms Late Tonight; Dry Air Returns Tomorrow

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RADAR CHECK: A few scattered showers have developed across Central Alabama this afternoon… otherwise we have generally cloudy conditions across the state with temperatures in the 60s over North Alabama, with 70s to the south. Mobile has reached 78 degrees at mid-afternoon with some sun.

A cold front will push a band of showers and thunderstorms through the state late tonight; SPC has dropped the “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms for most of Alabama… just a few counties over the northwest corner of the state are included on the latest update.

There just won’t be any surfaced based instability, and with the main dynamic support passing well to the north severe storms are not expected overnight, although the line of showers will produce gusty winds as they pass through. By daybreak tomorrow the sky will be clearing over the western half of the state, and for most communities tomorrow will be a mostly sunny day with a high in the 60s. A few showers could linger across the southeast counties during the afternoon hours.

Friday will be dry and cooler… we start the day in the 30s, and the high will be in the 50s and 60s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Friday will be a sunny, cooler day with a high in the 50s over North Alabama, with 60s to the south. Clouds return Saturday, and rain will begin over the southern counties of the state during the morning hours. Then, rain will be widespread across Alabama late Saturday afternoon through a decent part of the day Sunday. Rain amounts will be around one inch over the weekend, and there is no risk of severe storms and probably little thunder. Expect highs generally in the 50s both days.

NEXT WEEK: The weather will be dry Monday, but another disturbance will bring rain back to the state Tuesday into early Wednesday. Dry air returns Thursday and Friday, and temperatures will be seasonal through the week with highs mostly in the 50s. See the daily Weather Briefing video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1971: A warm Santa Ana condition brought a 95 degree reading to Los Angeles, the highest January temperature on record. It was 95 degrees in Palm Springs, the highest temperature on record for January as well.

BEACH FORECAST: Click here to see the AlabamaWx Beach Forecast Center page.

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

James Spann

2023-01-18 20:45:37

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