Sunday (High 70, Low 39): Sunny. Somewhat cold in the morning, mild in the afternoon.
Monday (High 76, Low 49): Mostly sunny. Lightly breezy with increasing clouds at night.
Tuesday (High 75, Low 56): Partly to mostly sunny. An isolated shower or two is possible.
Wednesday (High 66, Low 47): Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers.
Thursday (High 65, Low 51): Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers.
Friday (High 70, Low 54): Thunderstorms likely.
Saturday (High 57, Low 46): Mostly overcast with a 40% chance of lingering showers.
There is a SKYWARN class this Wednesday 6 PM at Trinity Town Hall. And then 6 PM Thursday there is one at Haleyville City Hall. That is the one that had to be rescheduled because of the severe weather potential on February 16.
Two tornadoes were confirmed in Alabama from yesterday, both rated F-1. Nobody got hurt in those, and they only lasted a few minutes. I have not scoured the web for reports, but the only death I heard of from the damaging winds was someone who was in a vehicle when a tree fell on it. That's why I try to emphasize, most of the serious injury or death from storms still happens where it "shouldn't". Like it is easy to prevent most of the time if somebody knows what is going on and has a better plan for how to stay safe. I know there were several injuries yesterday though, some back in Mississippi, remember a tree falling on a home. Seems like there was an injury in Franklin County, Alabama also. Overall I'd say we made it through yesterday's event pretty well. That cap on the atmosphere really helped us out.
We have had a sunny day in the Tennessee Valley with mild temperatures. It has gotten a little breezy at times, like gusts up to about 15 miles per hour, but obviously very different from yesterday, when a lot of damage occurred from strong gradient winds outside of the actual line of severe thunderstorms. Scott Unger was quite right in calling it a unique event. Today has been very peaceful compared to yesterday, winds generally light and variable. The Low in Cullman was 45. We are at 64 degrees as I write this at about 3:50 PM. That may end up being our High for the day, few hours left to get a degree or two higher if we're going to. The dewpoint is 41, making the relative humidity 43%. Visibility is 10 miles. Winds are from the West at 5 mph currently. And the barometric pressure is 29.99 inches and steady. For some reason they do not include millibars for the Cullman observations, while they do for Huntsville and some other cities. I don't feel like calculating it every time, so I give it in inches of mercury. Plus that's traditional in America. But millibars are what you see on a weather map, and sometimes I wonder if it'd be good to educate the general public about how air pressure is measured and how these conditions at the surface and in the upper atmosphere are used to plot weather maps, and the data is fed into these supercomputer models that predict what the maps will look like in several days, and all that. At times I think maybe it'd be better to quite a blog of weather education (completing the gaps in my own education in the process) than to post forecasts like other people are doing, much less trying to cover severe weather on a more-or-less shoestring budget as far as hardware.
That is a question to be solved in the long-term. For now I'll just tell you about some other conditions around the region. Jasper is at 68 degrees. They had a High of 70 today and a Low of 46. Sunny and 65 in Fort Payne. Also 65 in Huntsville, mostly sunny with North winds of 9 mph. Decatur is sunny and 69. It is sunny and 65 in Muscle Shoals. Gadsden is sunny and 69 degrees. Some of the bigger cities, Nashville is sunny and 62. It is partly cloudy in Memphis and 64 degrees. Birmingham is mostly sunny and 70. Tuscaloosa is sunny and 71. Atlanta is mostly sunny and 69. And Tupelo is sunny and 66. They had a good bit of cloud cover left over earlier in the day.