Sunshine now, Rain on Monday… forecast update 7pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PMGood Saturday Evening! It was a gorgeous day across the state, a lot warmer than say 4 days ago. Temperatures today touched into the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies It was a great day to get outside and watch the Alabama Championship parade.

Tonight lows will drop into the lower 40s with a few clouds increasing later in the evening. Tomorrow will be another warm afternoon as the day starts off with a few clouds that will clear into the day and highs touch in the upper 60s to low 70s. No chance of rain for your weekend, but showers will return on Monday.

Nothing severe is expected, just a good dose of rain for your afternoon into evening hours. It will stay on the warmer side all week long so be prepared for cool evenings as we touch into the 30s but heat up with lots of sun for your afternoons.

Danielle Davis

Twitter @DanielleDavisWX

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Warmer Days Ahead… Rain on Monday… Friday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Our local weather has started off very cold this morning, with many areas in the middle teens. Temperatures made a nice rebound this afternoon, as low 50s returned. Clouds are increasing this evening across Alabama, as mid level moisture moves into the area. Rain is not expected today or tonight. Look for a low in the lower 30s at daybreak tomorrow.

Saturday is looking nice, with a high in the upper 50s. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy, but conditions will be dry for the Alabama National Championship Parade in Tuscaloosa. We’ll fall into the lower 40s Saturday night.

Expect more sun than clouds on Sunday, and afternoon highs will respond to the increased sun. Look for upper 60s on Sunday afternoon. Lows Sunday night will drop into the lower 50s.

Showers and storms arrive sometime around lunch on Monday and end Monday night. If storms can hold off until noon or later, we’ll reach the upper 60s on Monday.

Temperatures will return to near seasonal averages for Tuesday through Thursday of next week, with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the lower to middle 30s.

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Warmer Temperatures Return This Week! Forecast update 4pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Thursday evening, it’s almost TGIF. We finally reached temperatures above freezing this afternoon and saw lots of sunshine for your day. Tonight lows are going to drop back below freezing again in the 20s so be sure to bundle up.

Good news though, we will be having warm afternoons returning to your forecast starting tomorrow! The day will start off on the cooler side, but as the afternoon moves on we will have temperatures touching in the 50s for most areas. By Sunday highs will be in the 60s! It will be a great weekend to get outside. Saturday in Tuscaloosa there is the Championship parade and that will be a little cool because it is in the morning but not as bone chilling as we’ve experienced the previous days.

Storms move back into your forecast on Monday. Nothing severe is expected with this event, just lots of rain. Highs will be in the 60s Monday so there isn’t a chance for snow or sleet. After those storms move out, plan for Tuesday through Thursday to be fairly nice days starting off cool and then heating into the upper 50s low 60s.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Very Cold Tonight… Warmer Days Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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At 4:30pm Wednesday, road conditions are returning to normal for most of central Alabama, although we still have concerns for areas generally south of I-20 for the potential of icing issues on secondary roads and areas that remained shaded today. This will be mainly an issue where snow amounts were higher than 1″. If you have icy roads in your area, please comment on the post and your location so we can better spread the word of where problem areas still exist.

Temperatures will fall into the lower to middle teens overnight, with a few areas in the single digits again! Thursday will begin the warming trend, with a high in the lower to middle 40s. Look for plenty of sunshine on Thursday. Any leftover road problems will quickly thaw by noon Thursday.

We’ll drop into the lower 20s Thursday night, with teens north of I-20. Highs will reach the lower 50s on Friday, under a sunny sky. I expect a slow increase in clouds over the weekend, but Gulf air will return northward. Highs will reach the lower 60s for many areas, especially over west Alabama on Saturday and Sunday.

Rain and storms will move through the area sometime on Monday, with rain amounts generally under 1/2 an inch. Severe weather is not expected with this setup…

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10:30 Wed Update: Some Roads Still Bad… #ALWX @wvua23

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Here’s a amazing mid morning view of the snow cover over Alabama. Nearly the entire state has snow on the ground between a dusting on the low end and 3″ on the high end. The heavier strip of snow ended up happening to the south of I-59, where most areas got between 1 and 3 inches there. Montgomery seems to be the hot spot, where isolated 4″ totals were reported. You can even see the brighter white on the visible satellite where the heavier snow did occur.

Main roads are really beginning to improve across most of the area, but the process is slower where snow amounts were over 1″. By early afternoon, we should see main roads and interstates in much better shape compared to early this morning. Secondary roads and shaded areas will likely remain icy today or atleast have icy spots.  The more widespread icing will continue for areas that have 1″ or more of snow on the ground. Understand, we will stay below freezing all day today, so if the sun doesn’t touch the road, ice could remain in that area. We are totally depending on the sun to allow for thawing on roads today. By midday Thursday, we’ll be well above freezing, which will allow all roads to return to normal condition.

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8:30pm Snow Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 8:30pm, snow has ended for areas north of Demopolis, Clanton and Anniston and the snow line continues to shift south. While there is still snow showing up on radar to the north of that line, it is not reaching the ground as dry air filters in and evaporates the snow before reaching the surface. Areas south of Demopolis, Clanton and Anniston will deal with light snow for the next hour or so, then snow will come to an end there as well.

So far, snow amounts have been generally right on track with this event with everyone getting between a dusting and 1″. To our surprise, roads were mostly fine through the day today, but as temperatures continue to drop tonight, wet roads are quickly becoming icy. We want to discourage travel for the rest of tonight and through atleast Wednesday morning. The sun will help to thaw most roads on Wednesday, but the back roads that have surrounded by trees and shaded may take longer to thaw out. The main highways should be fine by lunch Wednesday, eventhough the air temps will be below freezing. Keep in mind, solar radiation will help in a big way during the midday hours Wednesday. The main trouble areas will be for those areas that remain shaded…

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4:15PM Update… Light Snow Continues #alwx @wvua23

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At 4:15pm, light snow continues to move east across Alabama, with most areas picking up about 1/2″ of snow so far. I have heard of a few reports up to 1″ over northwest Alabama. I expect most areas to pick up generally 1″ or less with this event. We have heard of some road icing issues across central and west Alabama, with most issues occurring over northwest Alabama. As temperatures continue to fall, we want people to remain off the roads this evening and tonight, as road and bridge icing is likely.

Snow will gradually come to an end from northwest to southeast during the evening and early overnight hours. A big story tonight is the extreme cold air, with temps expected in the 8 to 12 degree range along and north of I-20 and 10-15 degree range south of I-20 tonight. Wind chill will be at or below zero for many areas tonight!

Roads may remain icy through midday Wednesday for many areas, and it could be midday Thursday before all roads thaw out in the shaded spots…

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Richard Scott
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