Tuesday Afternoon Discussion 4:10 PM

It has been a very cold Tuesday in West Alabama, with highs only in the 30s. The latest airport observation shows a temperature of 32 degrees. An icy north wind is keeping our wind chill index in the 23-27 degree range. It’s going to remain very cold through tonight, with lows dropping into the lower 20s. There are lots of clouds in place and snow flurries have been reported throughout the afternoon. We will continue have a chance for snow flurries during the early evening hours tonight. Clearing will happen later tonight and that will allow for the big time cool down. The good thing is that our highs will recover into the upper 40s tomorrow and by Thursday we will have highs near 60 degrees.

The picture for the weather late in the week and the weekend is becoming clearer. The upper air pattern will become more zonal from west to east. A cold front will drop in on Friday bringing a chance for showers. The upper air pattern will allow this front to stall to our south. We will continue to deal with showers on Saturday and there will be the chance for scattered showers on Sunday and Monday as moisture overruns the state. The sky will remain cloudy with a few showers on Monday. A surge of dry air will finally sweep the wet weather out of the state on Tuesday. By Tuesday afternoon there will be a good chance for showers and the possibility of thunderstorms. Be sure to join us this evening for more details!

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist