Tuesday (High 63, Low 45): Partly to mostly sunny. Cool, especially in the morning.
Wednesday (High 66, Low 36): Sunny. Patchy frost is possible in the morning.
Thursday (High 72, Low 41): Mostly sunny. Temperatures becoming milder.
Friday (High 78, Low 54): Breezy with increasing clouds and a 40% chance of thunderstorms - some possibly severe.
Saturday (High 76, Low 63): Showers and thunderstorms likely - some storms possibly severe.
Sunday (High 71, Low 47): Sunny.
Monday (High 77, Low 53): Partly cloudy.
Two more basic SKYWARN classes this season from the National Weather Service in Huntsville - one Wednesday evening and another Thursday evening in Morgan and then Madison County, at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Sign language interpreters and CARTS transportation will be provided, since these classes are meant to include people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
It takes some time to assess the kind of tornado damage that this past weekend brought to mainly Mississippi, but if you'd like to look at some of the surveys that have been at least started, then this is a handy reference. I did notice that when the tornado got to Armory, Mississippi, the damage was still consistent with E/F-3 winds. And that was shortly before it crossed the Alabama state line. If the damage in Marion or Franklin Counties has been surveyed yet, I haven't seen it. The Birmingham office has been busy with ongoing severe weather issues in their southern counties the rest of the weekend. It does look like the tornado weakened as it moved into Alabama. Certainly we can be glad that we managed to dodge the kind of damage they had in places like Rolling Fork and Silver City, MS. That same storm did cause a death in our area though once it got absorbed in the squall line and moved through Hartselle. A man was trapped in a mobile home there and ended up dying from the injuries. The tornado was rated F-2 at that point. And that's still a stronger-than-average tornado. When you see that hatched area or hear "strong tornado" in severe weather outlooks, that means they are expecting a pretty good chance of a tornado that can do E/F-2 damage or greater. The majority of tornadoes end up rated E/F0-F1.
At 10:35 AM the skies are partly cloudy in Cullman, with perfect visibility of 10 miles. The temperature is 63 degrees. The dewpoint is 52, making the relative humidity 68%. Winds have been variable so far today, most often from the North or Northwest, currently sustained about 7 miles per hour, with higher gusts up to 16 mph. Barometric pressure is 30.04 inches and rising. It is sunny and 68 degrees in Jasper. Sunny and 60 in Haleyville, where the North winds are gusting up to 22 miles per hour.
So we dealt with another wave of that cold front yesterday, brought some severe thunderstorms producing really large hail to South Alabama yesterday, also some tornadoes I think, at least one I heard about in Georgia. The severe weather threat has died down now, besides some flash flooding problems ongoing in East Alabama into Georgia. Still got some rain and storms down toward the Gulf Coast though.
Actually I just saw that Southern Georgia is still dealing with the severe weather today, already with a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect down there.
And actually what I saw scrolling yesterday or last night must have been wrong about a tornado in Georgia, only tornado report was near Milstead in Macon County, Alabama, where some damage is consistent with a tornado debris signature that was on radar at the time. Mostly these storms were hailers, producing hail big enough to give somebody a concussion.
Some rain stretches all the way back to Texas along this front. Then another front is bringing snow to the Rocky Mountain region, also up into the Dakotas and places like Montana. Have a mix of wintry weather in parts of New England. Besides the Desert Southwest, we are one of the few quiet weather zones in the country today.
Skies will stay sunny around here with a High of about 73 or 74. The breezy conditions should be dying down as we get into the afternoon.
Tomorrow we might get a little moisture from a quick shortwave trough, but only enough for an increase in clouds, no rain expected around here. High should be about 63-64, Low in the morning about 45.