November 22, 2008 Leave a comment
A good Saturday to you! The weather started off very cold, with 19 degrees our official low in Tuscaloosa. This beat the old record of 22 degrees, which was set in 1964. With sunny skies today, we had a nice warm up in temperatures, with highs in the lower 50s. Clouds have rolled into west Alabama this evening, which has slowed the progression of the temperatures. As of the 8 p.m. observations, most everyone is still in the middle to upper 40s. As an upper-air disturbance has moved into the area, and showers have begun to pop up, but with really dry air in place, most of it isn’t even reaching the ground. We’ve actually been getting reports across the area of sleet falling over the past hour or so. With really dry air in place, evaporative cooling is taking place just above the surface. This has cooled the air enough to allow for a little frozen precipitation to reach the ground. Don’t be surprised to hear a little sleet bouncing around before midnight across the area. In-fact, Tuscaloosa may be about to see a little by 9:15 p.m., as a batch of precipitation moves our way. Lows tonight will reach the freezing mark. Tomorrow, partly cloudy skies will make a return, with temperatures warming into the upper 50s.
Clouds will be on an increase tomorrow night, with a storm system marching our way. Highs on Monday will top out in the lower 60s, with a good chance for showers across the area. Skies will clear out by Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the upper 50s and lows cooling into the lower 30s on Tuesday night.
Thanksgiving is looking nice, with temperatures in the lower 60s. We will have increasing clouds ahead of another front by Friday, giving us a shot for showers. Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s. The rain should move out in time for the Iron Bowl next weekend, with highs in the 50s. Be sure to join me tonight on television at 10 p.m. for the latest on your forecast. Have a great day!
WVUA-TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor