Saturday (High 63, Low 41): Mostly sunny and mild. Light northerly winds.
Sunday (High 70, Low 39): Sunny. Cool in the morning, mild in the afternoon.
Monday (High 75, Low 48): Mostly sunny. An isolated shower is possible at night.
Tuesday (High 73, Low 59): Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers.
Wednesday (High 60, Low 47): Partly to mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers.
Thursday (High 59, Low 46): Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers.
Friday (High 65, Low 51): Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service in Nashville has shared the highest wind gusts from the Tennessee side of the border from today.
And the National Weather Service office in Huntsville has completed two preliminary tornado surveys in Jackson County, both tornadoes rated F-1.
This seems timely: The NWS is pushing awareness of spring weather safety.
Well we sure did have a humdinger of a storm system today. It was windy and stormy in the Tennessee Valley today, with widespread damage and power outages, even some injury. And I saw where one person died down around Talladega when a tree fell on the person's vehicle. The High in Cullman was 73 after a morning Low of 59. Jasper got up to 77 after a morning Low of 61. Both cities have numerous trees down, by the way, and I believe I saw where there was structural damage to a roof in downtown Jasper. The damage will be hard for even the best experts to sort out around here over the weekend and perhaps into next week. I imagine it will be challenging to determine how much was thunderstorm wind damage, a few tornadoes that spun up quickly and did not last all that long, and how much was damage from the strong gradient winds, the reason they issued that "Wind Warning" a day in advance. Major thanks and kudos to the National Weather Service offices and Storm Prediction Center, as well as of course the media including things like blogs and social media, for getting the message out with this. I think a lot of people paid attention and were okay because of good communication this time. The reports from Haleyville did not show up this go-round, so will take a look at Fort Payne. That's pretty close to where they had a confirmed tornado today around Henagar and Ider, Pigsah, Section may be where it started. Sometimes I can't visualize all the maps in my head and remember where everything happened. But like I say, the surveys will be done, and this will get sorted out. Anyway the High in Fort Payne was 72 and the Low was 59.