Sunday Evening Forecast Discussion – 8 p.m.

Good Sunday to you! Hope you’ve had a great weekend. We’re just one week from Christmas and I’ll have your Christmas forecast in just a bit. First, we’ve had some nice weather the past couple of days but it looks like that is all about to come to an end. Models show storms moving in Tuesday. Some parts of the state could see some strong storms. A low pressure system will move through with an adjoined cold front. The system will be leaving heavy snow and blizzard conditions over parts of the southwest Monday. No chance for wintry precipitation here though, the atmosphere is still too warm. The rain tapers off Wednesday but gets caught up in a wrap around flow and our rain chances increase Thursday and Friday.

Christmas weekend starts out nice with a good bit of sun on Saturday. Sunday afternoon however forecast models are showing some rain showers moving in to our area. It could be a wet end to your Christmas holiday. Temperatures will hover in the mid to low 60s each afternoon this week. High on Christmas is expected to be in the mid 50s.

After Christmas some interesting things could happen. Models are showing some much colder air finally entering back into Alabama. We also have the chance for some gulf moisture to move north and into our area. Of course timing is everything, but maybe we’ll get to see our first round on wintry weather toward the middle of next week.

Stay tuned!

Daniel Sparkman
WVUA Weather

Hole Punch Cloud in West Alabama…Sunday Update 6:30 PM


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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

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