Sunday (High 50): Rain ending by midday. Cloudy, breezy, and cold.
Monday (High 49, Low 25): Sunny. Cold, especially in the morning, when conditions will still be breezy.
Tuesday (High 54, Low 25): Sunny. Cold.
Wednesday (High 56, Low 30): Mostly sunny.
Thursday (High 58, Low 33): Mostly sunny.
Friday (High 59, Low 36): Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers.
Saturday (High 60, Low 39): Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers.
It was a sobering weather day in the Tennessee Valley. While the problems immediately in North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee were relatively minor ones, our neighbors North of downtown Nashville dealt with at least a couple of tornadoes that apparently did significant damage, and claimed some lives. One of the broadcast ladies in Nashville, afraid I'll get her name wrong, posted on social media that it had been a tough day for her because one of the victims of the storms was a toddler. So we dealt with some serious business today.
I saw where Davis Nolan speculated that there were three tornado tracks from those supercells up that way today. That looks plausible to me, but we'll let the survey teams do their thing and decide that. The Nashville office can tend to be a bit laid-back at times when it comes to advertising severe weather. One could never accuse them of being overly alarmist. So when they issued a Tornado Emergency today, everybody knew it meant serious business. I'm rather a fan of a lot of their staff these days and how they do the Weather101 classes. My respect for them tonight is through the tropopause.
In our neck of the woods, we only had a few trees down, and one power line also reported down. Many hail reports back in Mississippi.
Just for fun, the High in Cullman today was 70 with a morning Low of 57. I remember forecasting 69. It got even warmer, and man, we really lucked out around here. If the timing and placement of certain features had been just a little different, we could have had similar problems to what they had in Tennessee today. Once in a while you can kind of feel that you may have dodged a bullet. Today was one of those days for me. There was a time when it especially looked concerning along the AL/TN state line in the evening, supercells trying to get organized there. And all this happened with a positively tilted trough axis.
Things have calmed down now, and the Tornado Watch is cancelled. We do have a severe thunderstorm moving from Tuscaloosa into Jefferson County, and we've had some flooding issues in Northeast Alabama up into Tennessee as well. But overall we have lucked out for the night.