February 4, 2010 Leave a comment
February 4, 2010 1 Comment
A cold rain continues over West and Central Alabama. Most areas have picked up around a half inch of rain so far and totals should easily top the one inch mark overnight. Our lowest temperature of the night will be occurring around sunset, with a slight rise in temperatures through midnight. The temperature rise will be gradual with an occasional rain through the early morning hours. Some heavier downpours may develop late tonight as low pressure passes to our south. Clouds will linger into the day tomorrow and the steady rainfall will taper off to isolated showers by the afternoon. Highs will be near 53 degrees by midday, with falling temperatures into the late afternoon. A chilly west-northwest wind will develop tomorrow night, with a cloudy sky. A shower or light drizzle can’t be ruled out tomorrow night or on Saturday. Our weekend is going to be very cold, with highs only in the 40s on Saturday.
The storm system brining us all of the rain at the moment will head northeast and bring blizzard conditions to parts of Delaware and New Jersey. A steep gradient will develop on the backside of this deepening storm system and this will bring the cold wind on Saturday. There may be a few snow flurries Saturday night. Look for sunshine to return on Sunday and for the first part of Monday. Another storm system is still on track to bring us more clouds and rain starting Monday night and continuing into the day on Tuesday. Some very cold air will be lurking just to the north and once Tuesday’s system passes, the temperatures will be on the fall. Highs may only reach the upper 30s next Wednesday, with lingering cloud cover. There is a concern for the possibility of some wintry weather over the Tennessee Valley next week. We should enjoy brighter weather again on Wednesday and Thursday, with rain returning late next week.
I want to thank the Pre-K School out at First Presbyterian Church for inviting me to stop by for a visit today. Unfortunately, I had to re-schedule at the last minute. Thankfully our cameras where able to make it! I will be speaking to the 6th Graders at Collins-Riverside Middle School tomorrow, should be fun. Have a great evening!