Sunday Afternoon Weather Discussion; Posted at 2:39 p.m.

The weather today turned out rather chilly, as highs only reached the upper 50s in many locations. It is nearly mid November and it is already felling more like winter time. While we dealt with sunny conditions around today, we have some major changes coming up over the next few days. We are already seeing signs of our next system developing over the southern Plains. Meanwhile, as high pressure settles into the southeast, expect a light freeze tonight. Also we will deal with widespread frost developing after midnight. Lows will quit falling around 31 degrees. Expect upper 20s north of Tuscaloosa. On Monday, temperatures will warm into the middle 60s, with a good deal of sunshine.

Big changes are on the way by Tuesday. Our developing storm system will move in our direction later on Veterans Day. We can expect to see increasing clouds and some light rain developing along and northwest of I-20/59. It will start off as a winter-like setup, with cooler temperatures, cloudy skies and light rain. With a warm front to our southwest, we will see an overrunning type situation. Don’t expect anything heavy, but periods of light to moderate rainfall will be a good bet late on Tuesday and through early on Wednesday. As a warm front lifts in on Wednesday, we’ll see warmer weather move in, with temperatures topping out in the upper 60s. There could even be a strong storm or two south of highway 80. Just look for more of a rain shower type of event in Tuscaloosa, with a rumble of thunder possible at times.

Thursday morning will be drier, but more rain will move in later in the day, as a strong cold front moves in our direction. By noon on Friday, the front will have moved through, leaving us with a few lingering showers. Much colder air will begin to fill in Friday night, as lows will reach the lower 30s. We’ll see highs in the middle 50s on Saturday, with a brisk northwest wind in place. This will make for some raw weather for the Alabama vs. Mississippi State football game on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Saturday night, many locations will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s, as we could be dealing with the coldest weather so far this season. Stay with us through out the week for more updates on the cold weather ahead. Also, watch us tonight at 10 p.m. for our live newscast on WVUA. Have a great day!

Richard Scott
WVUA-TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor