RADAR CHECK: We have a few snow flurries over the northwest corner of Alabama today, where some spots received five inches of snow last night from a big Deep South winter storm. Otherwise, the sky is cloudy over the state with temperatures well below average for mid-February. We will maintain the chance of a few snow flurries tonight, otherwise the weather will be cloudy and cold with lows mostly in the 20s.
TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Tomorrow will be cold and dry; morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine for most places. The high will be in the 30s over the northern third of the state… 40s for Central Alabama, and 50s to the south. Saturday morning will be cold with a low between 17 and 25 degrees with a clear sky and light wind. Then, a nice warming trend begins… we rise into the mid 50s Saturday, and low 60s Sunday with a good supply of sunshine both days.
NEXT WEEK: A weak Pacific front will bring the chance of a few showers Monday morning, but moisture will be limited and rain amounts will be light and spotty. The high Monday will be in the upper 50s… then we rise into the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday with a good supply of sunshine both days. Showers return Thursday, and Friday looks dry and mild for now. No sign of any new Arctic air shots for the rest of February. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
ON THIS DATE IN 1992: A thunderstorm spawned an unusually strong F4 tornado for so far north for the time of the year in southern Van Wert County in Ohio. The tornado touched down just west of US Route 127 and traveled northeastward for about 3 miles. One house was completely leveled, and nine others experienced severe damage. Six people were injured.
ON THIS DATE IN 2009: A long lived supercell thunderstorm moved from Sumter County eastward to Montgomery County. Damage along the path was the result of straight line winds; localized areas received winds up to 70 mph. Minor to moderate damage was discovered in Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, and Dallas Counties. The damage was generally confined to shallow rooted trees and weaker structures. The storm also produced a swath of large hail. The hail covered the ground in many places and was golf ball to baseball size.
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