Christmas Day Forecast

A Merry Christmas to you! Today has turned out like a typical Christmas forecast, with cool temperatures and lots of clouds around. I’ve noticed that the Tuscaloosa airport has temperatures of 64 degrees; that is not correct, as the temperatures are in the 40s in most locations. I’m not sure why the airport is giving us a goofy number like that, but hopefully, the problem will be solved soon! For the rest of today, you can expect the upper-air low to be moving across the state. That will help generate a few sprinkles; in-fact, there was even some sleet reported in some areas this morning over east Alabama. I bet that was a surprise to wake up Christmas morning with sleet falling! That won’t amount to much as the temperatures are well above freezing. Tonight, lows will dip below freezing, with clearing skies. Wednesday, you can expect highs closer to 60 degrees, with a chance of showers by the late evening hours. The best chance of rain will come Wednesday night. Thursday looks dry at the moment, but here comes another storm system by Friday, with a good bet for rain and storms; highs will be back into the middle 60s and with some good warm air advection taking place, we will deal with the threat of strong storms. The Storm Prediction Center has much of West Alabama under a slight risk for severe weather for Friday, so be sure you have a reliable weather source for then. Also, we will be back in for a newscast tomorrow morning at 11 a.m., so be sure to join us then for a full look at your weather forecast.

Richard Scott
WVUA TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor