Tomorrow dry; Showers Return This Weekend: The Alabama Weather Blog

SUNNY APRIL AFTERNOON: Most of Alabama is taking full advantage of the sun this afternoon…temperatures are between 66 and 74 degrees. A few clouds persist in southeastern counties but most places will be clear tonight with lows in the 40s. Tomorrow will be another dry day with plenty of sushi and highs in the upper 70s.

EASTER WEEKEND: Clouds are moving in tomorrow evening, and showers and a few thunderstorms are likely to move into the state after midnight. A few strong storms are possible early Saturday morning in northwest Alabama, where the SPC has defined a “marginal risk” of severe storms.

During the day Saturday, the sky will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers and a few thunderstorms. Understand that it won’t be “washing off” or raining all day, but it will be wet at times. A strong thunderstorm is possible over the southern half of the state… SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for areas south of a line from Aliceville to Montgomery to Abbeville. Stronger storms in this region on Saturday could produce small hail and strong gusty winds; there is no tornado threat. Saturday’s high will be in the range of 71 to 76 degrees.

Clouds will persist on Easter Sunday and a few passing showers are likely during the day. But, like Saturday, the day will not be a “washout”. The big Sunday will be in the mid-70s.

NEXT WEEK: A few lingering showers are possible Monday…then most of the state will be dry Tuesday and Wednesday. A cold front will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday; at the moment it doesn’t look like a severe weather setup. Watch the Weather Xtreme video for maps, charts and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the Alabama “A Day” game at Tuscaloosa on Saturday (kick-off 2:00 p.m. CT)…skies will be cloudy with a few passing showers during the game, and possibly a thunderstorm. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s.

The Birmingham Stallions will face most of the New Jersey Generals on Saturday night at Protection Stadium (kick-off 6:30 p.m. CT)…expect cloudy skies with a few showers; temperatures will drop from nearly 72 at kick-off, into the upper 60s at the final whistle.

LAST NIGHT’S THUNDERSTORMS: NWS damage surveys are ongoing today; damage in the Branch Heights section of Eutaw, Greene County was caused by an EF-0 tornado. The results of the investigation are still pending in Northport, in the Flatwoods district.

ON THIS DATE IN 1886: The deadliest tornado in Minnesota’s history leveled parts of St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids, killing 72 and injuring 213. 11 members of a wedding were killed, including the bride and groom. The bottom of the Mississippi River was seen as the tornado passed through.

ON THIS DATE IN 1935: Black Sunday refers to a particularly violent dust storm that occurred on April 14, 1935, as part of the Dust Bowl. During the afternoon, residents of the Plains states were forced to take shelter when a dust storm, or “black blizzard”, blew through the region. The storm hit the Oklahoma Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma first and tracked south for the rest of the day.

ON THIS DATE IN 2019: A total of eleven tornadoes touched down in Alabama on Palm Sunday 2019; they were all short-lived and rated EF-0 or EF-1.

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