December 31, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Monday afternoon to you and a Happy New Year’s Eve! We’ve got a mess in the forecast for late tonight and New Year’s Day, so you may need the umbrella at any outdoor events; especially tomorrow. Tonight’s weather is in fair shape. While a shower or two is possible between now and midnight, the best chance of rain will remain west of Alabama. As the upper air trough swings east, and a cold front enters west Alabama on Tuesday, rain will become widespread. In-fact, most spots will pick up an inch or two of rain between late tonight and Tuesday evening.
Temperatures will remain pretty cool this evening, with temperatures falling into the upper 40s by 10 pm. Since clouds will remain thick and low level moisture will be on an increase, don’t expect temperatures to get much cooler than that. Some spots north of I-20 will reach the lower to middle 40s, while areas south of I-20 stay in the upper 40s for lows. Rain will gradually increase after midnight, with locally heavy rain spreading in around and just after sunrise Tuesday morning. Rain will continue to blanket much of the area through the day on Tuesday. Look for highs to reach the middle 50s.
Temperatures will drop a tad on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as a general cold pattern trough settles over the eastern half of the US. Temperatures will have a hard time reaching 50 these days, with lows in the 20s by Thursday and Friday night. A fast moving disturbance across the northern Gulf could spread a few sprinkles or sleet pellets in there Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but that’s not expected to amount to much at all. Temperatures will remain well above freezing.
Skies will become sunny on Friday, but another disturbance will bring some clouds on Saturday. The air looks too dry at this point to produce any precip over our area over the weekend.
Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve/Day!
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