Rain Ending Tonight, Chilly on Friday… Late Weekend Rain Ahead… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23


Good Thursday afternoon! It has been a very mild day today, with temperatures reaching the upper 60s for many areas. We do note a few spots touched the 70 degree mark as well. A cold front is moving our way and will bring another airmass change tonight. Ahead of the front, showers are becoming widespread over northwest Alabama. Showers will spread southeast this evening before coming to an end by midnight. Rain amounts this evening and tonight will remain near or just under 1/4th an inch.

We’ll start off Groundhog Day in the lower to middle 30s, with a good dose of sunshine. The local Birmingham Groundhog should see it’s shadow in the morning, which means 6 more weeks of winter. As a meteorologist, understand the groundhog deal is just a fun event. It really has no meaning on what the climate will be like ahead. Groundhog day will be chilly, as we deal with a quick surge of cooler air. Fortunately, this airmass will be short lived as we modify back into the 50s over the weekend. We’ll start off Saturday morning in the upper 20s, followed by a high in the lower 50s.

Clouds increase on Saturday, with rain moving in Saturday night. Look for a soaking rain early on Sunday, followed by drier air Sunday afternoon and evening. Highs will top out in the upper 50s on Sunday; however, some data hints west Alabama could reach the 60 degree mark. Rain amounts will approach 1″ with that event.

We’ll go dry and seasonal for Monday, with middle 30s Monday morning and middle 50s Monday afternoon.

Clouds increase on Tuesday, with mild temperatures. Highs will approach the middle 60s on Tuesday. Showers arrive Tuesday evening, then come to an end early on Wednesday. Rain amounts will approach 1/2 an inch with that event. There’s no cold air behind that front, and temperatures will remain in the 50s during the day, with 30s at night for the middle and end of next week.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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