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The Weekend and Mardi Gras

A cold afternoon will lead to a cold night, but we rebound this weekend. Details inside tonight’s Social Media Forecast.

Sunny, but cold across the Tennessee Valley with temperatures only warming into the low 40s. The average for late February is 58°.


Thanks to high pressure and solid radiational cooling, temperatures will once again fall into the mid and upper 20s across all of North Alabama.


Area of high-pressure sticks around through much of the day Saturday and that’ll make for a mostly sunny sky with temperatures in the 50s. That high does begin to move east on Sunday and that allows more clouds and even a passing shower to move in.


The downtown Mardi Gras parade is this Saturday and begins at 4:30 PM. Temperatures will be pleasant and gradually falling into the mid-40s as the sun sets. A jacket will surely be needed for the evening festivities.

The small chance of rain Sunday afternoon is ahead of a much bigger chance Sunday night and then through the day Monday. This latest round of rain is ahead of a cold front that looks to come Tuesday morning. This will drastically drop temperatures Wednesday through the rest of the week.


Additional rainfall through Tuesday afternoon will be 0.5″ – 0.75″. Of course, this is rain we don’t need. The good news is that I do not expect flooding to be a major concern this time around.


I think it’s interesting to compare this February to February of 2019. It’s like we’re trying to outdo ourselves.


We are forecast to be drier come late February and early March.