dry until tomorrow; Weekend Showers: The Alabama Weather Blog

COLD START: Temperatures are in the 28-32 degree range across much of northern Alabama this morning…we’re seeing the upper 30’s all the way down to the Gulf Coast. Today will be sunny with a high in the 50’s over northern Alabama…temperatures will reach the 60’s over southern counties. Dry weather will continue tomorrow with partly sunny skies.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A surface front is drifting into the state and becoming stationary, meaning the weekend will be mostly cloudy with intermittent rain. No washout at all and no threat of severe storms. Probably little thunder. However, there will be some rain from time to time on Saturdays and Sundays, with highs in the 60’s. Weekend rainfall will average 1/2 inch, with the potential for heavier totals over the state’s northern quarter.

NEXT WEEK: Unsettled weather will continue Monday through Wednesday, with some daily risk of showers; The weather will be mild with highs in the 60’s and 70’s. Cooler, drier air will pour into the state on Thursday and Friday, but there’s no sign of bitterly cold Arctic air here for the next 7-10 days. On the bright side, we don’t see any signs of severe storms for the next 10 days. Watch the daily weather briefing video for maps, graphs and more details.

STORM INVESTIGATIONS: NWS investigative teams from Birmingham and Mobile have confirmed 5 tornadoes from Tuesday night’s event across Alabama. The strongest is an EF-3 moving through Washington County in southwest Alabama; It was from Greene County, MS and was down 19 miles. Damage goes to Fruitdale and Tibbie. An EF-2 moved through the Flatwood community north of Montgomery where three people were killed.

The survey work will continue in the next few days; Areas of interest include: Barbour, Blount, Calhoun, Dallas, Lamar, Marengo and Pike counties.

ON THIS DATE IN 1970: Four tornadoes struck east-central Wisconsin in the early morning hours. The strongest tornado, an F3, formed at 10:15 a.m. near Medina in Outagamie County. The twister was moving northeast at 80 km/h, destroying twenty barns and five houses.

THIS DATE IN 2006: Beginning in November, a winter storm brought more than 6 inches of snow along a 1,000-mile trail from central Oklahoma to northern Michigan

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

Look here for the next weather briefing video by 3pm this afternoon…enjoy the day!

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