Very Chilly Tonight… Rain on Sunday-Tuesday… Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Today has been a mostly overcast and chilly day, with temperatures only reaching the lower 40s for many areas; in-fact, areas north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham have been in the 30s all day. Skies will become clear tonight, with a low in the middle to upper 20s. If you’re north of I-20, you’ll make a run for the lower 20s overnight.

Saturday will turn into a nice weather day after a chilly start. Look for afternoon temperatures in the middle to upper 50s under a sunny sky. Clouds will increase rapidly by sunrise Sunday morning. Rain can be expected at times on Sunday, but no severe weather. Highs will likely remain in the 50s all day on Sunday based off a lack of warm gulf air and morning to afternoon rain.

We’ll remain in an unsettled weather pattern through Monday and Tuesday under a southwest flow aloft. This will allow for weak upper level impulses to spread a soaking rain over Alabama from time to time. It appears another impulse will bring a round of rain on Monday, then another round on Tuesday. There will be breaks in the rain, but I expect a pretty wet few days in Alabama. Models suggest most of our area could easily get 1 to 3 inches of rain from this event. One limiting factor could be coastal storms, which would help to reduce rain amounts. I don’t see that becoming likely, so we’ll maintain the high rain chances and rain amounts in our area. It’s not out of the question another wave could impact our area on Wednesday, but I’ve left the rain chance out for the moment.

The upper air pattern will favor another unsettled setup arriving by the end of next week into the following weekend. Models agree, temperatures will be mild leading into next weekend, with no signs of a winter weather or severe weather risk at this time. Friday through Sunday of next weekend could favor a very heavy rain event with some risk of flooding, but we’re still a good way out from that event. We’ll fine-tune the details as we get closer…

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Chilly on Friday… Storms on Sunday/Monday… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! A cold front is passing through the area today, with a developing northwest breeze. Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s, under a partly to mostly cloudy sky.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s all day on Friday, under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. Skies clear out Friday night, with a low in the upper 20s. We’ll have a freeze and frost early Saturday morning. We will warm nicely by late afternoon on Saturday, with a high in the upper 50s.

Look for a soaking rain at times on Sunday and Monday, with most areas picking up around 1″ according to our latest model data. Highs will remain mild, with a high in the 60s on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. There’s not any cold air associated with this next front.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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Chilly by Friday… Storms on Sunday… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! We had a cold start to the day, with most areas reporting 20s across central and west Alabama. Temperatures managed to reach the seasonal averages for this time of the year this afternoon under a sunny sky. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s tonight, with some spots north of Tuscaloosa reaching 32.

Clouds will increase on Thursday, as another cold front moves into Alabama. This front will have limited moisture, so rain is not expected. Temperatures may stay in the 40s all day on Friday, as models have increased cloud cover and decreased the arriving temperatures a bit.

We’ll warm back into the upper 50s on Saturday, with a partly sunny sky expected. Showers and storms are expected to increase on Sunday, but I do not expect a risk of severe weather for our area. Look for a soaking rain, with most areas picking up around 1″ according to our latest model data.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Cold Tonight… Dry for now, Storms on Sunday… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:35pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! After a cool start to the day, a weak surface cold front passed across the area. Temperatures managed to warm into the middle or upper 50s this afternoon. A breezy northwest wind made for cooler “feels like” temperatures today. Expect a cold night tonight, with lows dipping into the lower 30s. A few upper 20s are possible north of I-20.

Skies will remain sunny on Wednesday, with a high in the upper 50s. The average high for this time of the year is in the upper 50s, so we’ll be right at average. Expect temperatures in the middle 30s Wednesday night.

A second surface cold front will arrive on Thursday, with a few passing clouds expected. Highs will reach the upper 50s, then drop into the lower 30s by Thursday night.

Clouds increase over the weekend, but Saturday will be dry. Look for a good chance of showers and storms to arrive on Sunday.

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Richard Scott
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Cooler on Tuesday… Dry Days For Now… Monday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! We started off the morning, with temperatures in the upper 20s. Temps warmed nicely this afternoon, under a good supply of sunshine. Another cold front is approaching Alabama, but there is little moisture associated with this front. Expect a few clouds to pass by after midnight, with a low in the upper 30s.

Tuesday will be a little cooler, with highs in the lower 50s along I-20. If you live north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, temperatures could stay in the 40s all day. Skies will remain mostly sunny on Tuesday with a northwest breeze at 10 to 15mph. We can expect a light freeze Tuesday night.

Wednesday will begin a modifying trend as a light southerly breeze develops. Highs will warm into the middle 50s on Wednesday, followed by upper 50s to near 60 on Thursday. Another surge of cooler air will arrive Thursday night, with a high in the lower 50s and lows near below freezing.

Warmer air will arrive this weekend, with upper 50s on Saturday and lower 60s on Sunday. A cold front will bring a rain chance on Sunday, but with limited moisture, rain amounts will be rather light with that system.

There is no snow or extreme cold air in the forecast coming up…

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Lots of Sunshine this week! Forecast update 5pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngWe had a very cold start to the morning today! Many cities stayed in the mid to low 20s: Tuscaloosa 24, Birmingham 25 Cullman 20, but Jasper touched into the teens at 19 degrees!

If you managed to move around the day in the sunshine the air didn’t feel too bad. But if you were unfortunate enough to be stuck in the shade, it felt a lot colder! Highs reached into the upper 40s low 50s. Sunshine and cold air is what make up most of your forecast for this entire week. Expect to start out each day on the very cold side in the 30s. Be sure to bundle up as you head to work or school. The afternoons will be a little more mild over the next several days with highs in the 50s to low 60s by the end of the week.

As a cold front starts to push out of the area on Tuesday you can expect a breezier day that will calm into Wednesday. By Thursday and all the way through your weekend expect a good amount of wind with speeds maxing each day around 10-15 mph through Sunday. However, on the brighter side there is a little relief to this cool air on the horizon. Models now are showing some warmer air in the low to mid 60s on Sunday. This is 7 days away so is subject to change.

Danielle Davis

Twitter @DanielleDavisWX

Cold Mornings Ahead! Forecast update 10pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Saturday evening! It was a chilly day today and you can expect very similar days to today all week long.

Tomorrow will start off in the mid 20s so be sure to bundle up as you move around in the morning. By the afternoon highs will reach into in the upper 40s low 50s possible. Snow that has yet to melt should do so tomorrow so there shouldn’t be anymore concerns from yesterdays events.

Lots of sunshine for your entire week! However, even though it may look nice and warm from your window, it is not. Highs all week will bounce from the low 50s to 60s. Monday will be the warmest afternoon.

The holidays are getting closer and closer, be sure to be safe and stay warm as you travel around shopping, no relief from the cold is coming this week!

Danielle Davis

Twitter @DanielleDavisWX