Saturday Afternoon Weather Discussion; Posted at 3:15 p.m.

More cool weather around today, with temperatures holding in the 40s. A weak cold front has made its way through the state this afternoon, which will keep our temperatures down for the next 24 hours. Tonight will be cold, as lows reach the middle 20s. Don’t be surprised to see some upper teens in the valleys of northeast Alabama. We’ll see a sunny sky tomorrow, but despite the sunny weather, temperatures will continue chilly; highs will top out in the upper 40s. A light breeze out of the north will be around, which will make conditions feel even colder. After another cold night Sunday night, with lows in the upper 20s, we’ll see some major changes coming up on Monday and Tuesday.

A strong and very dynamic storm system will organize just to our west on Monday. As a strong surface low develops, we’ll have a breezy wind out of the south. A warm front will move in from the south; this will bring in a good supply of moisture and warm air from the Gulf of Mexico; highs on Monday will reach 58, but look for middle 60s on Tuesday. With impressive dynamics coming together with this system, we may deal with a few storms becoming severe late Tuesday night and early on Wednesday. It’s still early in the game, and you need to stay with us for the latest on this severe weather potential. As of now, it looks like a strong line of strong to severe storms will move through the state during the overnight hours. Being a night-time event will reduce the threat somewhat because of the loss of daytime heating. Showers and storms will be in the forecast on and off on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. We will dry out by Wednesday afternoon, but another round of showers are possible on Thursday, but that looks to be mainly south of Tuscaloosa. Temperatures will fall some through the day on Wednesday, with a high of 50. Chilly conditions will be around on Thursday, as highs top out in the upper 40s. We’ll be watching the wet weather and temperatures Thursday night, as temperatures approach freezing. It now appears that the rain will be gone by the time temperatures reach that critical freezing point, so no problems are expected at this time.

Friday and Saturday will remain cold, with temperatures in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. We’ll have a return to sunny skies by the weekend. Be sure to join us tonight at 10 p.m. for the latest on your weather forecast. I’ll have the full details on the cold weather tonight and strong storms by mid-week. Take care and have a great Saturday!

Richard Scott
WVUA-TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor