Mild Days For Now… Rain Ahead.. Wintry Mix Possible Late Friday? Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Today really began the thawing process across Alabama, with most of west and central Alabama reaching the 60s today. Areas northeast of Tuscaloosa remained in the 50s for highs. Expect a nearly steady temperature after sunset, with overnight lows in the lower 50s. Patchy fog is possible overnight, with a higher moisture content available. It appears the risk of rain is low, but I can’t rule out some drizzle tonight.

Wednesday will feature a warmer day and a humid day, with a high in the upper 60s. A few passing showers are possible through the day, but widespread heavy rain is not expected. Look for a high in the upper 60s in west Alabama, with lower to middle 60s northeast of Birmingham.

Showers will become more widespread on Thursday, especially over west Alabama. Expect skies to remain mostly cloudy, but temperatures will still approach the 70 degree mark on Thursday. With high dewpoints, it will feel very muggy.

Models are interesting on Friday, as most data now wants to dig the upper air trough into a upper level low with moisture wrapping around the surface low into the colder air. The first half of Friday will be very wet, with lots of rain and falling temperatures. It’s when the really cold air moves in by late afternoon when things could get interesting. Some models are suggesting rain could change to snow or snow flurries along and north of I-20 Friday evening into Friday night. There is far too much open for possibility to come up with a snow accumulation or if we will even have snow flakes at all. At the moment, it appears the best chance to see snow flurries or perhaps even an accumulation will be to the northwest of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Again, this all depends on if moisture is still around in the colder air. A lot could change here between trending drier to trending wetter, so lets just keep an eye on it. Most ensemble members of the GFS and EURO keep accumulating snow north of our area, so confidence in anything sticking is pretty low for now…

It will get very cold and stay cold for several days through the weekend and into the middle portion of next week, so get ready for another cold snap..

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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