Dry For Now… Wet Weekend Ahead… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23
December 29, 2016 Leave a comment
Good Thursday afternoon! After a stormy night lastnight, a breezy northwest wind has dropped temperatures into the 50s this afternoon. Once the sun sets this evening, temperatures will drop into the 30s overnight, with a light north breeze. A light freeze is possible in spots, but frost is unlikely given the wind overnight. Expect lots of sunshine on Friday, with a cool day expected. Highs will only warm into the lower 50s, with a light northwest breeze.
Clouds increase Friday night, with a good soaking rain at times on Saturday. The best chance of rain will arrive during the midday to afternoon hours from west to east. There is a small chance of a few sleet pellets mixed in as the precip begins for areas along and north of I-20. Temperatures will be well above freezing, and if any sleet is mixed in, it will rapidly change to a cool rain. The only travel issues expected are the normal wet road issues. Highs will top out in the lower 50s on Saturday. Expect a soaking rain Saturday night for New Year’s Eve plans, with temperatures in the lower 50s.
Temperatures will warm into the 60s on Sunday and low 70s on Monday. Showers and a few storms are expected on Sunday, with a good chance of showers and storms on Monday. We’re watching Monday carefully incase parameters support severe weather. At this point, it looks like mainly rain and thunder with little to no severe weather. Stay alert incase that changes… Rain amounts over the weekend will vary from around 1 to 2 inches along and north of I-20, with 2 to 4 inches likely for areas south of HWY 80. We’ll all get a good rain, but coastal storms Saturday night and Sunday may limit the heavier rain to the north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. If coastal storms form on Saturday night and Sunday, rain will be light to occasional moderate along and north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, rather than heavy.
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