March 4, 2021

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Warming Trend Begins This Afternoon : The Alabama Weather Blog

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ANOTHER COLD START: For most Alabama, this is the coldest morning so far this season. Here are some temperatures just before daybreak…

Gadsden 30
Fort Payne 30
Hueytown 31
Haleyville 31
Cullman 32
Talladega 32
Scottsboro 32
Good Hope 32
Sylacauga 33
Decatur 33
Demopolis 34
Anniston 34
Alexander City 34
Montgomery 35
Northport 35
Dothan 38
Mobile 40

A warming trend begins this afternoon, with sunshine in full supply we expect a high in the mid 60s. Dry weather continues through Friday with sunny days and fair nights; highs tomorrow and Thursday will be in the low 70s, followed by mid 70s Friday.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Moisture levels will rise a bit, but the weather will stay dry. Look for a partly to mostly sunny sky Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid 70s.

NEXT WEEK: Still seeing evidence some risk of rain could return by mid-week; highs will remain mild with mostly 70s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Hurricane Eta is basically on the coast of Nicaragua this morning with sustained winds still at 150 mph. Catastrophic wind damage is expected where Eta’s eyewall is moving onshore. Rainfall accosted with Eta will lead to catastrophic, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain of Central America.

The NHC forecast track shows Eta curving back into the western Caribbean this weekend with reorganization and intensification. From there, some long range models suggest the system could enter the Southeast Gulf of Mexico, but there is no way to resolve the specific track and intensity beyond seven days. But, it is clearly something to watch.

ON THIS DATE IN 1966: An early season snowfall, which started on the 2nd, whitened the ground from Alabama to Michigan. Mobile had their earliest snowflakes on record; to the north Huntsville picked up 4 inches of snow. Just three days later, temperatures rebounded back into the 60s, and Alabama spent a work week in the 70s following the snow.

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