Weekend Soaker… Then Cold! Friday Forecast Update -4pm Update

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Good Friday afternoon! As we end this short work-week for many, conditions are pretty much average across the area. High and mid-level clouds are quickly advancing into Alabama from the southwest, and these clouds are signs of our next storm system. A developing area of low pressure across the southern and western Gulf of Mexico is tracking northeast. The low will bring a bit of rain into our area over the weekend. First, plans outdoors this evening will be dry and cool. Temperatures will fall into the middle 40s at 7pm, and lower 40s at 10pm. Overnight lows will try to reach the upper 30s tonight, but clouds will hold most areas into the 40s.

Starting off Saturday, most of Alabama will be rain-free. A few sprinkles or light showers are possible south of HWY 80 in the morning, but by lunch and early afternoon, a large shield of rain will overtake the entire state. As the low pressure tracks right over central Alabama, a steady moderate rain will soak all of Alabama Saturday afternoon, night and early Sunday morning. As the low tracks northeast, rain will quickly end Sunday morning. Highs will top out in the lower to middle 50s both Saturday and Sunday.

A strong polar cold front will track into Alabama on Monday, which will drop temperatures back into the lower 40s for highs. A little moisture could bring some light flurries to areas north of I-20 on Monday, but that shouldn’t amount to any accumulations. Areas south of I-20 may notice a few light sprinkles on Monday. Temperatures will fall into the middle 20s Monday night!

New Year’s Eve is looking mostly sunny and chilly. Highs on Tuesday will only top out in the upper 40s, with lows in the middle 20s New Year’s Eve night. New Year’s Day is looking nice and cool. Highs will top out in the lower 50s, under a mostly sunny sky.

Another fast moving system could bring some light showers to the area on Thursday, but model data is all over the board with that feature. Confidence is low on that system…

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Richard Scott

WVUA Chief Meteorologist

rscott@wvuatv.com

Twitter: Richard_wvua

 

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