11/4: Still Warm & Dry At Midday After The Cold Front

A Little Cooler at Midday, But Still Well Above Average Highs:
At the midday hour across Central Alabama, skies are absolutely beautiful and clear. No rain is showing up anywhere in the southeast at this moment, with the only shower activity being out over the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of the Carolinas. We can’t just buy a raindrop in the Birmingham area. Not a single drop fell in the bucket at the Birmingham Airport, therefore we will be at day number 47 of consecutive days without rain. It looks like we could break the all-time record for consecutive days without rain of 52 set back in 1924.

Temperatures in Central Alabama at 12:00 PM CDT:

Red Flag Warning:
All of North and Central Alabama is under a Red Flag Warning until 7:00 PM CDT this evening for critical fire weather conditions that are currently occurring. A combination of winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

No Outdoor Burning:
A Drought Emergency continues in effect, banning any outdoor burning for the northern two-thirds of the state. A Fire Alert remains in effect for the whole state. Click here for more information.

Birmingham’s Climatology and Records:
The normal high for November 4th is 68, while the normal low is 45. The record high for today was set back in 1909 at 82. The record low was set back in 1991 at 22.

Rest of Today:
Skies will be sunny and afternoon temperatures will range from the upper 70s in the northern parts of the area, to the mid 80s in the southern parts. Winds will be out of the north averaging around 10-15 MPH. For the evening hours and for the high school football playoff games, clear skies and nice temperatures will be the story. Temperatures at 6PM will be in the 70s, and falling into the 50s and low 60s by 10PM. Overnight lows will mostly be in the 40s with a few 50s out there.

Saturday’s Forecast:
Sunny skies and a little cooler across Central Alabama for your Saturday. Afternoon highs will range throughout the mid to upper 70s in the area, with overnight lows mostly in the 40s with a few 30s out there in the colder pockets.

College Football:
Auburn Tigers: Hosting the Vanderbilt Commodores at Jordan-Hare at 11AM. Sunny skies throughout the game, with temperatures will be in the upper 60s at kickoff, and be in the mid 70s by the fourth quarter.
Alabama Crimson Tide: Visits the LSU Tigers in Baton rouge. Kickoff will be at 7PM. Clear skies with temperatures falling into the 60s. A perfect night for football.

Time Change:
We make the switch back to standard time this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed on Saturday night. For those who use Universal Time, we go back to -6 UTC.

Headed to the Beach:
Sunny days and fair nights on the Gulf Coast through the weekend, with highs in the 70s.

The Tropics:
The Atlantic Basin is quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the next five days. Good news is that the Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close at the end of this month.

On This Day in 1988:
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a fast moving cold front produced severe weather over the Tennessee Valley and the Central Gulf Coast States during the afternoon and evening hours, and into the next morning. Thunderstorms spawned nineteen tornadoes, including eleven in Mississippi. The last of the nineteen tornadoes killed a woman in her mobile home in Lee FL. A tornado in Culbert AL injured sixteen people, and caused two million dollars damage. Thunderstorms also produced baseball size hail in Alabama. Unseasonably hot air prevailed south of the cold front. McAllen TX was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 102 degrees.

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