LATE SEASON FREEZE: Drier, colder air is over Alabama this morning… the sky will likely be partly to principally sunny right this moment with a excessive between 55 and 65 levels. A freeze warning is in impact for a lot of North and Central Alabama for tonight and tomorrow night time as temperatures drop into the 25-35 diploma vary. The freeze warning extends as far south as Demopolis, Selma, Prattville, Dadeville, and Lafayette.
Tomorrow will likely be a sunny, cool day with highs within the 50s and 60s, and temperatures early Wednesday will likely be within the sub-freezing vary once more for the northern 2/3 of the state (usually starting from 25-35 levels). Some frost is feasible Wednesday morning down into South Alabama. Then, in the course of the day Wednesday, the sky will likely be sunny with a excessive within the 60s.
Temperatures attain the 70s Thursday afternoon with an excellent provide of sunshine. Clouds return Thursday night time, and rain arrives Friday forward of one other chilly entrance. For now, extreme storms should not anticipated over most of Alabama as a result of lack of floor based mostly instability, however robust storms are very attainable alongside the Gulf Coast. Rain quantities Friday will likely be round one inch.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: One other shot of colder air arrives Saturday… the sky turns into partly to principally sunny with highs within the 50s and 60s. Then, one other late season freeze appears seemingly for a lot of North/Central Alabama by early Sunday morning with lows again within the 25-35 diploma vary. Sunday will likely be sunny and funky with highs within the 50s for North Alabama, with 60s for the southern counties of the state.
NEXT WEEK: Freezing temperatures are attainable once more early Monday morning, adopted by a warming pattern. A batch of rain and storms will seemingly arrive by mid-week… See the each day Climate Briefing video for maps, graphics, and extra particulars.
ON THIS DATE 30 YEARS AGO: The generational “Blizzard of 93” was winding down. All 67 Alabama counties had measurable snow; winds gusted to just about hurricane power on ridges with white out situations, snow quantities of 1 to 2 ft have been widespread over the northern half of the state, with drifts to five ft. There was a whole lot of eerie inexperienced lightning adopted by the muffled sound of thunder in the course of the peak of the storm. With the environment overloaded with massive snowflakes, a part of the sound of thunder was absorbed. Some had no energy for over every week.
We forecast 6 to 16 inches of snow going into the occasion, however many didn’t imagine it since we have been in mid-March, the flowers have been blooming, and the excessive on March 10, 1993 (two days earlier than the blizzard) was 75.
The storm dropped 13 inches on the Birmingham Worldwide Airport, the place the data are saved, and nearly two ft of snow throughout components of southern Jefferson and northern Shelby counties. The heaviest snow throughout the Southeast U.S. was recorded was at Newfound Hole, the place U.S. 441 crosses the Tennessee and North Carolina border, with 5 ft. The temperature at Birmingham dropped to 2 levels on Sunday, March 14, 1993 with a transparent sky, gentle wind, and an enormous snow cowl.
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