Monday (High 66, Low 54): Rain and thunderstorms likely. A few thunderstorms could become severe.
Tuesday (High 54, Low 35): Mostly sunny. Breezy and seasonably cold.
Wednesday (High 60, Low 31): Sunny. Cold morning, cool afternoon.
Thursday (High 64, Low 36): Mostly sunny.
Friday (High 62, Low 41): Partly to mostly cloudy.
Saturday (High 53, Low 40): Rain likely.
Sunday (High 51, Low 27): Mostly sunny.
We had a cloudy, breezy day in the Tennessee Valley with periods of rain and thunderstorms, also a lot of fog this morning. Visibility is back up to 10 miles in Cullman this evening, but this morning, got down to less than a mile, I remember. We had a High of 57 and Low of 52 today. That cool, stable air kept us from having any preliminaries of severe thunderstorms. We'll have to watch things tomorrow.
We might get by without any problems tonight and tomorrow both, but when a weather radio transmitter goes down on superbowl day and we've got severe thunderstorm potential, I would rather play it safe than to be sorry if I didn't say something.
Most of us will probably squeeze out about another inch of rain between this system and whatever we get next Saturday. A few places in Northeast Alabama or Central Alabama may see closer to two more inches of rain totals. Just in case of any flooded roads before this thing winds down tomorrow, remember to "turn around, don't drown" if you see any water covering a roadway, or especially if it's a bridge, like don't even risk it.
And I'm pissed off tonight. Some thugs stole the AM radio tower from a Jasper station (unless it was abducted by aliens, I guess) and effectively cancelled my favorite radio show that aired Sunday nights. Guess it's back to "Echoes" on NPR. If you would like to drop a dollar in the bucket to help that radio get back on the air, or offer any words of support, they have a GoFundMe page, as the tower was not insured, and they are only allowed to broadcast online for now. Silver lining: In only a few days, they have already raised one-tenth of what they need to get a new tower. I hope that DJ will come back and do his "Cemetery of Rock" show once they are back on the real airwaves. That was the most I'd enjoyed local radio in a long time.
And this new Twister movie coming out looks like a dud, with chasers way dumber and more obnoxious than the characters Bill Paxton (RIP) and Helen Hunt played could have dreamed of being. At least it's more true to life than the original. Because the real world has changed a lot since the 1990's. To the point some of the chasers have caused more hazards than the storms they're after. But they got a good TV spot. Or their clip went viral. Woohoo. Yay. Yippee. HELL YEAH, BABY!
I love a rainy night.