Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

The sun finally managed to break through the clouds today and it felt very nice again. The temperatures have climbed into the 70s and it’s still not out of the question that we could tie today’s record. A thin band of rain associated with the leading edge of cooler air is working into northern Mississippi. This front will move into our area tonight and we will have a drop in temperatures, with a chance for showers tomorrow. The type of setup tomorrow will set the stage for lots of clouds, cooler temperatures, and light showers.

Friday we will be monitoring a developing area of low pressure over Texas. This feature will march across north-central Mississippi and into Alabama on Saturday. This will bring us a good chance for rain and possibly a thunderstorm, followed by a sharp cool down Saturday night. We will start Saturday on the mild side with temperatures in the 50s and then we will drop into the 40s throughout the afternoon. As the rain comes to an end Saturday night, I still can’t rule out a few snow flurries. However, now this looks to be more likely in areas north of Tuscaloosa. We will monitor however, for any surprise changes.

Cold and brisk weather will be the story as we kick off Sunday, with highs only reaching the upper 40s. Lows at night will be dropping below the freezing point. The sun will be making a return on Sunday and we will start off next week on a dry note. Another storm system will be entering the forecast picture next Thursday. It will be quite interesting to see what happens with Olga next week. The system is now a full tropical depression, with winds near 35 mph. Olga is forecasted to make a turn into the southern Gulf on Sunday.

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist