Forecast Discussion 2/26 3:41 PM

I want to thank the faculty and students at Carrollton’s Pre-K School for inviting me to speak today. As I was making the drive around noon, along highway 86, the clouds started breaking. We will remain cloud free through tonight and this will set the stage for some cold temperatures. I’m forecasting lows in the middle to upper 30s for most areas and there may be some patchy frost in some communities north of Tuscaloosa. The good news is that the sun will return tomorrow, with highs in the low 70s.

Moisture will begin lifting into the region tomorrow night in response to an approaching low pressure system. Clouds will increase tomorrow night, with rain and thunderstorms late. The chance for rain and thunderstorms will linger into the day Sunday, with highs in the 60s. Some of the storms may be on the strong side; however, the threat for rain and storms should end by Sunday night, with more low clouds settling in. This will make for a cloudy start on Monday, with lows in the 40s.

Sunshine will return by Monday afternoon and this will mark the start of several days of dry weather. We will have a bright sky on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with a slow but steady warm-up. By Friday we will have a mix of clouds and sun, with highs near 80 degrees. Long range data is hinting that we will have a storm system impacting our area next weekend and this system may linger into Easter Sunday. Have a great weekend!

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist


Two Tornadoes Found Yesterday in Central Alabama…

Yesterday, isolated but intense thunderstorms developed in the afternoon hours and persisted into the evening hours across parts of north and central Alabama. Two of these storms produced tornadoes, one in Shelby County and the other in Chilton County. The National Weather Service in Birmingham determined that both tornadoes were EF-1’s, containing winds of 90 and 95 mph, respectively. The link to the entire National Weather Service statement can be found here.

Isaac Williams