RADAR CHECK: Rain is pretty widespread over the northern half of Alabama early this morning; we observe a number of robust thunderstorms as nicely with small hail. Rain will finish from northwest to southeast later this morning as dry air begins to reach, and by afternoon showers will likely be confined to the southern counties. Count on a largely afternoon for North/Central Alabama with a excessive within the 60s.
Tonight will likely be clear and chilly with lows within the 30s throughout North Alabama… a number of colder spots would possibly briefly contact the freezing mark.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Tomorrow will likely be a largely sunny day with highs within the 60s and 70s. Then, a fast paced system will deliver rain and storms again into the state Sunday. SPC has launched a “slight danger” (degree 2/5) of extreme thunderstorms for areas alongside and south of I-20, and a “marginal danger” (degree 1/5) for North Alabama.
The principle window for robust to extreme thunderstorms will come from roughly 2:00 till 9:00 p.m… and the primary threats will contain hail and robust straight line winds. However, an remoted twister can’t be completely dominated out. Temperatures will rise into the 65-75 diploma vary Sunday afternoon.
NEXT WEEK: The sky turns into largely sunny following the passage of a chilly entrance, and highs drop into the 50s over the northern half of the state, with 60s to the south. The headline is the specter of a late season freeze Tuesday and Wednesday morning; lows will drop into the 25-35 diploma vary throughout North/Central Alabama each mornings. Some frost is feasible down into South Alabama early Wednesday with a transparent sky and light-weight wind.
The climate will likely be dry Monday by means of Thursday, however rain is feasible on the finish of the week Friday as a chilly entrance passes by means of the state. For now it doesn’t appear like a extreme climate risk. See the every day Climate Briefing video for maps, graphics, and extra particulars.
ON THIS DATE IN 1884: John Park Finley issued the primary experimental twister prediction. Finley studied the atmospheric parameters that had been current throughout earlier tornadoes. Many of those identical standards are nonetheless utilized by operational forecasters right this moment. However using twister forecasts can be banned only a few years later and stay forbidden till 1952.
ON THIS DATE IN 1986: Extreme thunderstorms and tornadoes hit Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. A complete of 19 tornadoes occurred. Three of the tornadoes in Indiana reached F3 depth. A densely populated subdivision of Southeast Lexington, Kentucky, was closely broken by a twister. Twenty folks had been injured, and 900 houses had been destroyed or demolished. A really robust thunderstorm downburst hit the Cincinnati space. On the Higher Cincinnati Airport, home windows had been blown out of the management tower, injuring the six controllers on responsibility.
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