Sunny skies and cooler conditions exist across Central Alabama at midday, a day after much warmer temperatures and strong to severe thunderstorms occurred across the area. Skies are sunny across not only much of the state, but for much of the southeast. The cold front that brought the thunderstorms to the state yesterday is currently draped just off the Atlantic Coast, across the Florida Peninsula, and back over the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. The only rain activity in the southeast is located along and just ahead of the cold front in Florida.
For the rest of the day, the sun will be out in full force, and afternoon highs will make it into the upper 50s to the mid 60s across Central Alabama from north to south. The high for Birmingham should top out at 61ºF. Clear skies and pretty chilly temperatures for the evening and overnight hours tonight, with lows dipping into the mid to upper 30s. A few colder spots could drop below freezing, or even into the upper 20s.
TEMPERATURES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA
At 12:52 PM, temperatures are ranging from the lower 50s in the northern parts of Central Alabama, to the lower 60s to the south. The warm spot is currently Montgomery at 63ºF, with the cool spot is Cullman at 51ºF.
A FINE FRIDAY INDEED
Another beautiful day ahead for Central Alabama… Skies will be mostly sunny, with temperatures being just a touch cooler than today. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 50s to the mid 60s across the area from north to south, typical temperatures for this time of the year.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE BEACH
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CLIMATOLOGY AND RECORDS FOR BIRMINGHAM
The normal high for March 2nd is 63ºF, while the normal low is 39ºF. The record high for today was set back in 1976 at 83ºF. The record low was set back in 1980 at 15ºF.
TODAY IN WEATHER HISTORY
March 2, 1988: Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the south central U.S. A tornado at Baton Rouge LA injured two persons, and another tornado caused five million dollars damage at the airport in Lafayette LA.