Tuesday Afternoon Weather Discussion 4:30 PM

Residents in states stretching from Oklahoma northeastward into the New England States have dealt with a major wave of wintry weather. According to the Associated Press, significant ice accumulations have been reported over Arkansas and western Kentucky, with more than an inch of ice. The weight of the ice has downed trees and power lines causing numerous power outages. Travel in the region is also quite hazardous.

The cold air responsible for the wintry weather will be on the move tonight and we will feel the colder air in central Alabama tomorrow. In the meantime, we will have a cloudy sky tonight with temperatures bottoming out near 50 degrees. Tonight’s low will also be the high for tomorrow as temperatures will fall during the day. The cold front will drop in around sunrise tomorrow and a north wind will continually pump colder air into the region throughout the day. I’m also expecting damp conditions as rain will move in late tonight and continue through the day tomorrow. Moisture will be overrunning the colder air setting the stage for a very raw day. Post frontal precipitation will come to a slow end late tomorrow and there may be enough cold air to support a wintry mix for the extreme northern half of the area. This possibility will mainly be in areas like Hamilton and Double Springs. At this time I’m expecting the precipitation to be well out of here before temperatures drop below freezing late tomorrow night.

On Thursday we will have some rays of sunshine, with highs near 50 degrees. An upper air trough pivoting into the region will bring another surge of cold air. Lows will be in the 20s for both Thursday night and Friday night. Highs will only reach the low 40s on Friday and some spots could wake up to teens early Saturday. We will remain dry this weekend and by Monday our daytime temperatures will be near 50 again. The data is now bringing in a cold front on Monday and this could squeeze out a few showers late Monday and into the day on Tuesday. Be sure to join us tonight for more details!

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist


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