Warmer Weather Ahead…Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Update – 4:15pm

Good Wednesday afternoon to you! The weather has turned out very nice this afternoon, with highs near 60 across much of west and central Alabama. If you like the warmer weather, you’ll really like the forecast as we move into the weekend. That being said, we have one more very cold night to go before the nice warming trend takes over. As the upper air trough moves east of Alabama, ridging will take its place. This means a gradual warming trend through the weekend. As low level moisture increases, you’ll notice a few extra clouds on Friday.

Most spots will fall into the upper 20s for lows on this Wednesday night. There’s a chance some scattered freezing fog could develop across west and central Alabama, so use caution when traveling tomorrow morning. We had lots of reports of freezing fog over east Mississippi early this morning, but temperatures stayed just warm enough in Alabama to prevent issues. Any local issues tonight should be very minor, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. Some of the typical colder spots in north Alabama may reach the lower to middle 20s.

Look for a nice warm-up tomorrow afternoon, with a high near 63 degrees. Areas south of I-20 may reach the middle 60s. Skies will remain sunny on Thursday, but clouds will increase a tad on Friday, as low level moisture moves in out of the south. Highs will reach the upper 60s on Friday, with a partly sunny sky. As upper air heights continue to increase over the weekend, many spots will reach the lower to middle 70s across Alabama. We’ll notice a partly cloudy to partly sunny sky through the weekend. At this point, I don’t see any risk of rain.

A sharp upper air trough will move in from the west on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. We can expect a band of storms ahead of an advancing cold front. Storms will move in sometime Tuesday evening or Tuesday night. Rain will end early Wednesday, with a shot of chilly weather moving in on Wednesday.

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Richard Scott

WVUA Chief Meteorologist


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