Warm Up By Work Week…Saturday Evening Update 7:35
January 7, 2017 Leave a comment
Good Saturday evening! Today was a slow, gradual melting to recover from sleet and snow from yesterday and last night. Most ice on the roads is gone; however, the few areas that are still wet or remained in the shade during the day, preventing melting, will be frozen tonight, so travel conditions will be dangerous tonight and early tomorrow morning again. In fact, all of central Alabama are currently under a hard freeze warning since temperatures will be extremely cold again tonight. Clear skies, northerly winds, and snow still on the ground to our north in the Ohio Valley will easily allow temperatures to plummet. Remember the four P’s tonight: Pets, People, Plants, and Pipes. Tomorrow will close off the weekend with slightly warmer temperatures, but it will still be very cold!
Real warming won’t start until Monday. An approaching front to our west will start to change wind patterns and we will start to experience warm air advection. Temperatures will begin to dramatically warm up. Tuesday will see 60’s and Wednesday will see highs approaching the 70’s. Late Tuesday, the approaching front will start to slide into Alabama. That will spark the chance for a stray shower late Tuesday, and several showers will develop for Wednesday. The front will be stalling as it propagates into Alabama, so portions of south central Alabama may only get an isolated shower Wednesday if the line doesn’t have the steam to make it far enough south. Thursday and Friday, the stalled front will slowly lift northward, so central Alabama will only experience isolated showers developing. Temperatures will be very warm then with strong southerly flow.
A strong, new front will move into the southeast later Friday. It will push the stalled front out and deliver showers, and maybe a few thunderstorms, for Friday night and Saturday.
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