Saturday Afternoon Weather Discussion

We dealt with lots of clouds today, which kept temperatures down into the upper 40s for highs. Finally, the sun broke out of the clouds this afternoon, which will set the stage for mostly clear skies tonight. Also, our temperatures will be chilly, with lows near freezing. Tomorrow, we will deal with a mix of sun and clouds around the area. As a fast moving disturbance moves though tomorrow, we may see a few sprinkles, but the air will be so dry that it won’t amount to much. After that system moves through, our temperature actually go up; in-fact, the cold air will stay well north of Alabama. On Monday, you can expect a big warm up in temperatures; highs will be in the lower 70s, which is going to be ahead of our next rainmaker; that system is due in here late Monday night into the morning hours on Tuesday. There is a very good chance for rain and storms, and some of the storms could grow strong to severe. We will have to keep a close eye to the latest developments with that system. Highs on Tuesday will be near 60 degrees, and we will reach that temperature in the early morning hours. After the front moves through around noon, our temperatures will quickly plummet into the 40s by the late afternoon. We will also deal with lots of clouds on Tuesday.

You can expect a big chill down on Wednesday. Highs will only top out in the lower 40s, but we will also see a nice return of sunny skies, which should make it feel more bearable. Either way, low 40s is cold enough for me!

We slowly being the moderating trend by Thursday, which will start after a sub-freezing morning; temperatures will start off in the middle 20s. By Thursday afternoon, highs will reach into the middle 50s. Also, we will deal with lots of sunshine for Thursday and Friday. Saturday is going to be very nice. Highs will be back into the lower 60s. That’s when we will begin to get a return flow out of the gulf, so we will also see a few more clouds on Saturday. Be sure to join us tonight at 10 p.m. for the latest on your forecast. Have a great day!

Richard Scott
WVUA TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor