Tuesday Afternoon Discussion Update

You could really tell moisture has made a recovery over West Central Alabama. Even though it felt warm today, it also felt rather humid. Highs today once again reached the 70s and lows tonight will be dropping into the mild upper 50s. Due to the increase in moisture and lighter winds, areas of dense fog will be a concern tonight.

The blast of colder air we’ve been talking about is now invading the country. A sharp front will approach us and before the front moves through we will have an increase in moisture and instability. Look for lots of clouds tomorrow, with a chance of showers. A line of thunderstorms will approach us on Thursday and some of the storms may be severe. After the storms pass we will continue to deal with showers through Thursday night. Once the cold front pushes through Thursday night temperatures will drop abruptly, possibly 30-degrees in some locations. We will drop to near 40-degrees by Friday morning, with a cold north wind. It’s not out of the question that some roads over northwest Alabama early Friday morning may have some isolated slick spots. This will be due to the combination of temperatures being near freezing and wet spots from the earlier rain event. The clouds will gradually break on Friday and the temperatures will struggle to make some recovery into the middle 40s. Friday night we will drop to the freezing mark.

The forecast for the week and for the start of the new week looks quite seasonal. We will have a mixture of clouds and sun through the week and a trough over the region will keep temperatures on the cool side. Highs will be in the 50s, with lows in the 30s. Now it does not appear rain will be a factor early next week.

Updated by: Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt