December 31, 2014 Leave a comment
Happy New Year Eve! Today has started off cloudy for some areas as a shallow layer of moisture has moved into Alabama from the east. This was not very well forecasted, but based off visible satellite trends, the clouds should erode away pretty quickly today, with lots of sunshine on this Wednesday afternoon. Ofcouse this will be short lived, as a big rain event is on the way to Alabama on Friday and Saturday.
If you have plans outdoors this evening or tonight for the kick off of 2015, expect some cold temperatures. We’ll drop below freezing around 10pm and drop into the upper 20s by midnight. Take the thick jacket if you’re going outside!
Clouds will increase once again tonight and on Thursday, with highs struggling to reach the lower 50s on Thursday and Friday. Rain will spread in sometime late Thursday night or on Friday, with a big soaking expected. It will not rain all day on Friday or on Saturday, but keep the umbrella handy at any time. Above is the forecasted rain amounts. Expect most areas across central and west Alabama to pick up between 2 and 4 inches before the rain ends very early on Sunday. Highs will warm into the middle 60s on Saturday, as a warm front moves northward. Some strong storms are possible Saturday afternoon, but the risk of severe weather is low. We’ll still have a mostly cloudy sky on Sunday, as moisture slowly moves out of the area. Temperatures will drop a bit on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures falling into the lower 50s for highs, and lows near freezing.
Alabama takes on Ohio State in the playoff game in New Orleans on Thursday. Kickoff is at 7:30pm… Since the game will be inside the Superdome, expect dry and pleasant conditions. Showers are possible outside the dome, with temperatures in the 50s.
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