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HOURLY
59
Mostly Clear
Wednesday-
Few Showers
73
55
40%
73
55
Few Showers
Rain40%
Wind4mph S
Humidity95%
UVLow
Thursday-
Partly Cloudy
77
56
0%
77
56
Partly Cloudy
Rain0%
Wind7mph W
Humidity71%
UVModerate
Friday-
Few Showers
79
49
50%
79
49
Few Showers
Rain50%
Wind14mph SW
Humidity62%
UVModerate
Saturday-
Mostly Sunny
62
33
0%
62
33
Mostly Sunny
Rain0%
Wind17mph WNW
Humidity39%
UVModerate
Sunday-
Sunny
62
39
0%
62
39
Sunny
Rain0%
Wind7mph ESE
Humidity42%
UVModerate
Monday-
Mostly Sunny
69
52
80%
69
52
Mostly Sunny
Rain80%
Wind11mph S
Humidity70%
UVLow
Tuesday-
Scattered Thunderstorms
72
64
50%
72
64
Scattered Thunderstorms
Rain50%
Wind10mph S
Humidity79%
UVModerate
RIGHT NOW
Rain10%
Wind3mph E
Humidity94%
UVLow
Visibility5 miles
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10%
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Latest Weathercast

WEATHERCAST

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Latest Forecast


Thursday February 23, 2017
Forecaster: James Spann

WARM FEBRUARY WEATHER: The weather will be warm for late February today and tomorrow with a mix of sun and clouds. We reach the mid to upper 70s this afternoon, and by tomorrow afternoon we will be very close to 80 degrees. The record high for tomorrow (February 24) at Birmingham is 78 degrees set in 1930, and that is very much in danger.

To the north, a deep surface low will move toward the Great Lakes, setting up a heavy snow band from Wyoming to Wisconsin. In the warm sector, severe storms are a good possibility tomorrow over Indiana and the adjacent states, where an "enhanced" severe weather risk is in place. The trailing cold front will bring a band of showers and storms into Alabama tomorrow night, but our severe weather threat looks very low for now with the main dynamic support and stronger wind fields well to the north.

THE WEEKEND: Much cooler air flows into the state following the cold front Friday night; Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny and cool with a high close to 60 degrees both days. Sunday morning will feature a freeze for most North/Central Alabama communities with lows between 28 and 32 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: The weather will be mild and unsettled for the first half of the week; the 12Z GFS run suggests chance of showers Monday, followed by a stronger storm system Wednesday that will bring the threat of strong thunderstorms. Remains to be seen if we will have a severe weather threat, but we note Wednesday is the first day of March, the first day of meteorological spring, and the first day of the spring tornado season in Alabama. Cooler air follows the storms Thursday and Friday.

ON THIS DATE IN 1975: An EF-4 tornado moved through the southern and eastern part of the city of Tuscaloosa; on person was killed at the Scottish Inn near I-59/20 and McFarland Boulevard. Fifty were injured... over the entire path, 289 homes, 20 businesses, and 21 trailers were destroyed or heavily damaged.

See the detailed seven day forecast here.

See the latest Gulf Coast forecasts here.


SUNRISE
06:23:22 am
SUNSET
05:38:51 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High83
F
Record Low20
F