A CHANCE FOR DRY: We expect dry weather for Alabama through early next week. Look for partly sunny skies today and tomorrow with highs in the mid 60s… the average high for Birmingham on March 24 is 69. The weekend will feature sunny days and clear nights, but temperatures will remain below the average. The high on Saturday will be in the mid 60s, followed by the low 60 on Sunday. Mornings will be cool… coldest morning will come early Sunday with 30 seconds likely for most of north/central Alabama. Some frost is likely, and colder locations will likely see a late season frost.
NEXT WEEK: We are starting to warm up as we expect highs in the 70s on Monday followed by lows in the 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday. The next chance of rain will come Wednesday night through Thursday…it will be quite a buoyant system, but it’s just too early to tell if we’ll have a significant risk of severe thunderstorms or flooding. Dry air returns Friday… Watch the Weather Xtreme video for maps, charts and more details.
RAIN UPDATE: Here are the rain totals so far this year, and the deviation from the average…
Huntville 21.79″ (+7.67″)
Birmingham 20.51″ (+6.23″)
Muscle benches 19.47″ (+6.14)
Tuscaloosa 17.87″ (+3.85″)
Anniston 17.00″ (+2.97″)
Montgomery 13.57″ (+0.06″)
Dothan 11.03″ (-1.89″)
Movable 10.69″ (-3.50″)
ON THIS DATE IN 1929: St. Louis, Missouri soared 92 degrees; their all-time high for March.
ON THIS DATE IN 1975: “The Governor’s Tornado” carved a 13-mile path through western Atlanta during the early morning hours, causing extensive damage to the Governor’s mansion near West Paces Ferry Road. Hundreds of homes, businesses and expensive apartment complexes were damaged. Total losses were estimated at $56 million. Three people lost their lives and the F3 tornado injured 152 others. The tornado lasted about 50 miles and ended in the Brookhaven area.
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