Happy Valentine’s Day… Sunny But Still Rather Cool At Midday

Clear skies can be seen across Central Alabama as we have reached the midday hour. Don’t let the sunshine fool you though, it is still very cool across the area, and even chilly in the northwestern parts. Temperatures were ranging from the upper 30s in the northwest to the mid-50s in the southeast. The cold spot was Haleyville at 37 degrees while Troy and Montgomery were tied at 54 degrees as the warm spots. Birmingham was at 45 degrees.

We’ll continue to keep these clear skies for the rest of the daytime and through the late-night and overnight hours. We’ll stay very cool for the northern half of the area while it will be more close to seasonal in the southern portions of the area, as highs will range from the mid-40s in the northwest to the lower 60s in the southeast. Lows will range from the mid-20s to the lower 30s.

The good news is that Saturday will be a little warmer and remaining dry as we’ll continue to have plenty of sunshine throughout much of the day before some clouds begin to move in late. A few scattered showers may be possible over the southern half of the area after midnight, but chances will be small and amounts will be light. Highs will be in the mid-50s to the lower 60s across the area from north to south.

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Lauderdale County From Wednesday
NWS Huntsville has determined that damage that occurred in Lauderdale County on Wednesday evening was from an EF-1 tornado with winds speeds topping out at an estimated 100 MPH. The damage path started north-northeast of Killen and traveled for 3.75 miles before lifting just west-northwest of Lexington. The maximum width of the damage path was 400 yards. For the complete Public Information Statement, please CLICK HERE to visit the NWS Huntsville website.

On This Day In Weather History
A great blizzard struck the eastern U.S. Washington D.C. received 20.5 inches of snow to bring their total snow depth to nearly three feet. The storm produced 36 inches of snow at Cape May NJ.

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