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Sunday Forecast Discussion Update-6:50 PM

The Big Chill! All of the conditions are in place for West and Central Alabama to drop into the deep freeze. A clear sky and light winds will allow us to see lows around 17-degrees. Tomorrow we should make quite a recovery, with afternoon highs near 50-degrees. Still, this doesn’t mean put away the jackets as it’s going to be another cold day for the most part. These conditions should take care of any left over snow cover in the Black Belt. The sun will help us cope with the chilly air and tomorrow night clouds should help keep us above freezing.

After glancing at the southeast weather conditions today, things were about as calm as it gets. However, the pattern is far from calm and it’s going to stay active for days to come. Often at times the flow in the jet stream splits and that is the case with our current pattern. It makes for fast changes as was the case with the snow threat over the weekend. Another fast change will happen again tomorrow night, as clouds increase and lows drop into the middle 30s. Tuesday we will wake up to a mostly cloudy sky and the possibility of rain by lunchtime. Showers will gradually taper off early on Wednesday and then another shot of cold air will drop us into the 20s Wednesday night.

Thursday and Friday will be chilly days, but the chance of showers will return again on Saturday. Some of the latest guidance is showing a nice ridge building in over the weekend, which would mean a nice temperature recovery. Other data has advertised a continuation of the below average temperatures. Despite this disagreement, we’re staying consistent with our forecast, and calling for highs in the 50s for next Saturday and Sunday. I will be filling in for Richard at 10:00 tonight and I’ll have more extended forecast details. Have a great evening!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist