Rain Tonight/Tomorrow Morning; Temperatures Stay Mild : The Alabama Weather Blog

** No afternoon weather briefing video today…we are on a vacation schedule; just one video per day until sunday**

HAPPY THANKSGIVING: As expected, today was a dry, mild Thanksgiving Day across Alabama with temperatures in the low 70s in many areas this afternoon. This is about 10 degrees above the average for November 24th. This evening it goes to the state, tomorrow morning continues; Amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely. A thunderstorm is possible, but there is no risk of strong thunderstorms.

By tomorrow afternoon most of the rain will be over, and the weather will be dry tomorrow afternoon and night. We are projecting a high in the mid 60s tomorrow afternoon.

REST OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Saturday will be mostly cloudy and mild with highs of 65 to 70 degrees. Scattered showers are likely to develop across the western half of the state in the afternoon, but the rain will be widespread overnight into Saturday. A few severe thunderstorms are possible across the southwestern corner of the state, where SPC has defined a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe storms. Some storms could cause strong gusts. There is also a conditional threat for a tornado or two, but no severe storms are expected for the rest of the state.

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The Saturday night/early Sunday rain event is also expected to bring about an inch of rain to the state. The sky will be partly sunny on Sunday afternoon, as dry air returns; the high Sunday will be in the mid to upper 60s.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather is the story Monday and Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. Then a dynamic system will push rain and storms into the state on Wednesday. A few strong to strong storms cannot be ruled out, but it is too early to define the threat. Dry and colder air will arrive Thursday and Friday with highs in the 50s. Watch the daily Weather Briefing video for maps, graphics and more details.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF GAMES: The weather will be dry for high school football games across Alabama tomorrow night. Skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 50s.

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IRON BOWL: It’s going to be a mild day for Alabama’s biggest football game of the year Saturday (Auburn at Alabama; 2:30p CT kickoff) … expect a temperature near 70 degrees each kickoff. A shower or two is possible during the game, but the most widespread rain will not arrive until after the game in Tuscaloosa. The chance of a light shower on Saturday afternoon is 40-45 percent. Temperatures will drop into the low 60s by the final whistle, and rain will spread across West Alabama by 9:00 Saturday night.

We should note that Saturday morning is dry for shipping.

ON THIS DATE 2001: Three dozen tornadoes touched down in Alabama. The first major tornado of the day cut a 39-mile path from near Kennedy in Lamar County to just south of Carbon Hill in Walker County. Two people died in a mobile home near Kennedy. An F2 tornado cut a short path through the town of Haleyville in Winston County just before 11:30 a.m., injuring thirteen people.

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Just northeast of Birmingham, an F2 tornado moved along I-59 near Argo as it made a nearly 14-mile path into St. Louis.

The strongest tornado of the day touched down about 1:19 PM CST southeast of Oneonta in Blount County. The tornado produced three different areas of F4 damage. The other two deaths of the day occurred near Sand Rock in Cherokee County just after 3 p.m. when an F2 tornado cut an 8-mile path. Again, the victims were in a mobile home.

ON THIS DATE 2004: A total of 16 tornadoes touched down in Alabama, including one that hit near Talladega Superspeedway. It would continue to move through Bynum, where two mobile homes were heavily damaged by fallen trees, with one of these trees killing a 75-year-old woman.

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Watch for the next weather briefing video here at 6:00am tomorrow…

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