Front Has Moved Out And Skies Are Clearing
At the 11 o’clock hour for Central Alabama, skies are mostly clear and temperatures are cool. The rain associated with the cold front that moved through our area during the early morning hours has nearly made it completely out of the state, with only the extreme southeastern corner of the state receiving rain at this moment. Behind the front, the wind has become breezy averaging at 10-20 MPH, with gusts up to 25 MPH at times.
Temperatures Across Central Alabama
Temperatures at this hour are ranging from the upper 40s in the northern parts of the area, to the mid 60s in the south. The warm spots are currently Montgomery and Eufaula at 66 degrees. The cool spot is currently Haleyville at 48 degrees.
Weather For The Remainder Of Today
Skies will clear out across Central Alabama, but it will be a cool and windy day out there. Winds will be averaging 10-20 MPH out of the northwest, with gusts up to 30 MPH possible. Afternoon highs will be in the low 50s in the northwest, to the mid 60s in the southeast. A clear night is expected for this evening, and overnight lows will be in the low to mid 30s.
Birmingham’s Climatology And Records
The normal high for December 29th is 53, while the normal low is 33. The record high for today was set back in 1984 at 75 degrees. The record low was set back in 1926 at 3 degrees.
The Last Friday Of 2016
Temperatures will start off in the low to mid 30s across Central Alabama, and with a day filled with sunshine, temperatures will only make it into the upper 40s to low 50s across the area from north to south. It will actually feel like a normal Winter day for Central Alabama.
Headed Out Of State To Bowl Games
Alabama is in Atlanta for the Peach Bowl against the Washington Huskies, Saturday afternoon 2:00 PM kickoff inside the Georgia Dome. The day looks cloudy and rain is expected to move into North Georgia during the evening hours on Saturday. Highs will be in the lower 50s in Downtown Atlanta. Weather won’t impact the game since it is indoors.
Auburn is heading to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners, for a 7:30 PM kickoff inside the Super Dome on Monday, January 2. The weather looks rather wet and unsettled down in the Big Easy with temperatures in the 70s. Once again, weather will not impact this game as it is indoors.
On This Day In Weather History: 1984
One hundred cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures. Kansas City, MO, experienced its warmest December day of record with a morning low of 60 degrees and an afternoon high of 71 degrees.
Forecaster: Scott Martin (Twitter: @scottmartinwx)