April 21, 2021

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Dry Through The Weekend; Cold Nights, Warmer Afternoons

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COLD APRIL MORNING: Here are some temperatures across Alabama just before sunrise this morning…

Weaver 28
Fort Payne 29
Pell City 30
Decatur 30
Hueytown 30
Haleyville 31
Huntsville 31
Birmingham 32
Scottsboro 32
Tuscaloosa 34
Anniston 35
Montgomery 39

A north wind of around 4-8 mph persists; that kept temperatures a little warmer than forecast (the wind was expected to be calm).

Today will be sunny with a high between 57 and 60 degrees; the average high for Birmingham on April 2 is 71. Tonight will be clear and cold again… some spots could see another freeze early tomorrow. We are forecasting lows in the 28-36 degree range.

Sunny weather continues over the Easter weekend, and a warming trend begins. The high tomorrow will in the mid 60s, followed by low 70s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: The warm-up continues… afternoon temperatures will be close to 80 degrees by Tuesday and Wednesday. The first half of the week will be dry; global models suggest showers and thunderstorms will return Thursday. For now it doesn’t look like a severe weather setup, but this is April in Alabama, and we will keep an eye on forecast parameters as we get closer to the event. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1957: An F3 tornado tore through Dallas, TX. Ten people were killed, and 216 were injured. Total damage was $1.5 million. This tornado was among the most photographed and studied in history.

ON THIS DATE IN 1982: Severe thunderstorms spawned fifty-six tornadoes in the central U.S., including seventeen in the Red River Region of Texas and Oklahoma. The tornadoes claimed thirty lives and injured 383 other persons. A violent tornado near Messer, Oklahoma left only the carpet tack strips on the slab of a house it destroyed and carried a motel sign thirty miles.

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James Spann
2021-04-02 06:30:24

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