Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Off to the home of the University of Alabama, and the site of one of the worst tornadoes in the past 3 years.

At 1053AM, CT, Tuscaloosa was reporting a temperature of 57 degrees with cloudy skies and rain. A strong cold front that has produced a great deal of severe weather, and is even presently responsible for a tornado warning just northeast of Tuscaloosa, as well as tornado damage in the Atlanta area, had just worked its way through Tuscaloosa, and the post frontal rain is all that’s left, and should be clearing out shortly. To the west, temperatures are in the 40s in parts of Arkansas, demonstrating the cold air behind the system.
The rain will likely end through this afternoon. The responsible trough is very strong and is associated with a push of Arctic air. Tuscaloosa will be at the base of this trough for the next two days, which will mean a northwest wind and cooler than normal temperatures, but fortunately, things will start to alleviate as soon as Friday. Sunny skies and dry weather will carry Tuscaloosa into the weekend.
Tomorrow – Sunny and breezy, High 57, Low 32
Friday – Clear and cool, High 48, Low 29

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 54, Low 34
Friday – Sunny, High 48, Low 34

AW: Tomorrow – Bright sunshine and cooler High 54, Low 32
Friday – Mostly sunny High 47, Low 31

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 52, Low 31
Friday – Sunny High 49, Low 34

WB: Tomorrow – Cooler…sunny. High 53, Low 31
Friday – Sunny High 49, Low 34

A look at the radar shows where the end of the rain is and where the warnings are. Looks like Tuscaloosa avoided it this time.