**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today** COLD FRONT NEARING NORTHWEST ALABAMA: A strong cold front, which represents the leading edge of the coolest air so far this season, is near the northwest corner of Alabama this afternoon. A band of showers and thunderstorms will move into West Alabama over the next few hours ahead of […]
ON THE MAPS: A strong cold front this morning stretches from near Milwaukee to Little Rock to Houston… it will move into Alabama tonight, but we will have one more day with highs in the 80s before it arrives. The daytime hours will be dry, but we will mention a chance of showers tonight as the front arrives. Moisture will be limited, and the main dynamic support is far north of Alabama, so rain amounts should be light and spotty. No risk of severe storms, and probably no thunder.
WARM THROUGH TOMORROW: We project highs mostly in the mid 80s today and tomorrow with a partly sunny sky. Showers will remain few and far between, although do note some rain this morning over Southwest Alabama, in the broad zone from Demopolis to Mobile. TOMORROW NIGHT AND THE WEEKEND: A strong cold front will bring […]
ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS TODAY: Temperatures are in the 50s over much of North Alabama early this morning; we rise into the low to mid 80s today with a partly sunny sky. A few showers are possible this afternoon, but they should be few and far between and most communities will stay dry. Not much change tomorrow; partly sunny with a warm afternoon… the high will be in the mid 80s.
THIS AFTERNOON: There is a huge temperature contrast across Alabama this afternoon thanks to a front over the southern counties… places like Muscle Shoals and Haleyville are in the 60s, while Dothan, in the far southeast corner of the state is in the low 90s as their endless summer continues. We are seeing temperatures around […]
ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS: Alabama’s weather will be fairly quiet through mid-week; we expect only a few isolated showers over the eastern half of the state today (we have a few on radar early this morning)… the high this afternoon will be in the 79-82 degree range. Not much change tomorrow and Thursday; most places will be dry with a partly sunny sky along with warm afternoons and pleasant nights.
BIG CHANGE: Temperatures are in the 70-75 degree range over most of North and Central Alabama this afternoon; just five days ago they were near 100 degrees at this hour of the day. Showers linger over the eastern counties of the state; the western half oF Alabama is generally dry after the morning rain ahead of the cold front. Parts of the Tennessee Valley were really soaked this morning; one observer reported 2.39″ at Hartselle, in Morgan County.
RADAR CHECK: Widespread rain, along with a few thunderstorms, is over North Alabama this morning along the long awaited cold front pushing into the state. The front, and the associated rain band, will push southward today keeping temperatures in the 70s all day over the northern half of the state. Heaviest rain will fall today north of I-59; amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely, with heavier totals over the Tennessee Valley.
**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today** RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are over the southern half of Alabama this afternoon… they are drifting slowly to the southwest… otherwise it is another hot, dry day with temperatures at record levels. Most North/Central Alabama communities are in the mid 90s. The scattered storms over South Alabama […]
BIG CHANGES COMING: No doubt summer has overstayed its welcome as many places across Alabama hit triple digits yesterday. Heat levels today will be down about five degrees, but still most places reach the mid 90s with a good supply of sunshine. Isolated showers and storms could fire up again this afternoon, but they will be mostly over the southern half of the state.
TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Heat levels will drop about 5 degrees tomorrow… highs will be mostly in the low to mid 90s. Like today, a few afternoon showers are possible, but they will be few and far between. Then, on Saturday, a “back door” front will move into the state from the east, and will bring a chance of showers mainly for the northern and eastern counties of the state. The high Saturday will be in the low 90s over West Alabama, and in the 80s east of I-65. The chance of rain will increase statewide Sunday as the upper ridge breaks down and moisture levels rise.
NEW DAY, OLD FORECAST: The strong upper high, responsible for the historic autumn heat wave in recent days, remains over Alabama today, meaning little change in the weather. Highs will rise into the 95-100 degree range again this afternoon with a partly to mostly sunny sky. Any afternoon showers or storms will remain isolated. No real change tomorrow, although heat levels will back off a few degrees with highs in the low to mid 90s.
TOO HOT: Alabama’s weather won’t change much through Friday. Partly to mostly sunny days, fair nights, and record heat levels. Highs will remain well up in the 90s each day; the average high for Birmingham on October 2 is 80. Today’s record high is 93 set in 1904 and 1897; we should beat that by a few degrees.
ANOTHER HOT ONE: We are wrapping up the month of September with highs mostly in the mid 90s again. For the month of September, temperatures have exceeded 90 degrees at Birmingham on all but two days this month, and the average high for the month is 94.3 degrees. We have a field of fair weather cumulus clouds over the state, and there is nothing on radar. The rain total for the month of September at Birmingham will wind up at 0.56″. We have had measurable rain on only two days this month.
NUMBER TWO: The mean temperature this month so far at Birmingham is 82.0 degrees… this will wind up as the second warmest September on record. The hottest was September 1925, when the mean was 84.2 degrees.
Our weather won’t change much this week as a very strong upper high remains right over us; look for partly to mostly sunny days, highs in the mid 90s, and only isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
ANOTHER HOT ONE: Temperatures are generally in the low to mid 90s across Alabama this afternoon, and like recent days, we have a few isolated showers and thunderstorms. One of those passed over Oxford and Anniston earlier this afternoon, dropping the temperature at the Anniston airport to 79 degrees. Any lingering showers will fade away after sunset.
FALL HEAT WAVE ROLLS ALONG: A strong upper ridge of high pressure simply won’t budge much over the next five to seven days, meaning Alabama’s weather won’t change much. Look for partly to mostly sunny days through the weekend with only isolated afternoon and evening showers or storms; odds of any one place seeing rain will remain in the 10-20 percent range. Highs will remain generally in the mid 90s… right at record levels for this time of the year.
HOT AFTERNOONS: A strong ridge in the upper atmosphere will remain parked across the Deep South through the weekend, meaning little change in the Alabama weather situation. Partly sunny days, fair nights, and only isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Odds of any one spot getting a shower each afternoon will remain in the 10-20 percent range, and afternoon highs will be in the mid 90s, a good 10-12 degrees above average for late September in Alabama.
RADAR CHECK: As advertised this morning, we have a few isolated showers across Alabama this afternoon… they are moving to the east, and will fizzle out once the sun goes down. Most places remain dry, and away from the showers temperatures are in the low to mid 80s. The average high for September 25 at Birmingham is 82, and the record high is 98 set in 2016.