A Cloudy And Rainy Midday Out There In Central Alabama
Other than a few sprinkles showing up near Talladega, Anniston, Oxford, and Sylacauga, all of the rain activity associated with the low pressure center that is currently located near Lawrenceburg Tennessee and accompanying front have exited the area. There are a few sprinkles to very light showers located up in the far northeast corner of the state around Scottsboro and Fort Payne, but those will make their way out of the state soon as well. That leaves a decent amount of cloud cover across the area, but there are a few breaks in the clouds that may allow the sun to break through for a few minutes.
Temperatures across the area at 11:30 AM are mainly in the 50s and 60s from northwest to southeast, with 70s showing up in the extreme southeastern parts of the area. The warm spot at this time is Eufaula at 73 degrees, with he cool spot at Haleyville at 52 degrees.
Birmingham’s Climatology And Records
The normal high for December 6th is 58, while the normal low is 37. The record high for today was set back in 1998 at 78. The record low was set back in 1937 at 14.
For The Rest Of Today
Skies will remain mostly cloudy to cloudy for the remainder of the daytime and evening hours, with a few areas in the extreme eastern parts of the area getting sprinkles to very light showers within the next hour or two. After that, dry conditions will move in, and highs will be in the mid 50s to mid 60s across the area from the northwest to the southeast, with a few upper 60s to low 70s in the extreme southeastern corner of the area. Skies will remain cloudy during the overnight hours, and lows will drop down mostly in the 40s across the area, with the colder spots dipping into the upper 30s.
A mix of sun and clouds can be expected for “Hump Day” across Central Alabama through the duration of the daytime hours, but a strong cold front will move into and across the area during the late evening and overnight areas bringing a slight chance of a few showers. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 50s to low 60s across the area from northwest to southeast, with lows dropping down into the 30s and 40s. Rain totals with the cold front passage will be small, around 1/10 of an inch or less.
Number Of The Day: 5.19
The Weather Factory meteorologist Bill Murray has recorded a rainfall total of 5.19 inches at his residence since Monday. Before that, he had only received 4.82 inches since July 8th when he installed his new rain gauge, including a period of no rain at all from 10/18 to 11/19.
On This Day In 1886
A great snowstorm hit the southern Appalachain Mountains. The three day storm produced 25 inches at Rome GA, 33 inches at Asheville NC, and 42 inches in the mountains. Montgomery AL received a record eleven inches of snow. Columbia SC received one to two inches of sleet.
Forecaster: Scott Martin (Twitter: @scottmartinwx)