Central AL Forecast: Cold & dry for the near-term; Rain chances late next week

Forecast

Starting out mostly cloudy early this morning, but those clouds should be pretty short-lived with more sunshine expected by lunchtime. A bit breezy during the afternoon with a West wind at 10 mph across the region. Near-average temperatures for mid-January–our coldest month of the year–with highs in the lower 50s.

There is a small chance of drizzle this evening, but nothing heavy or very measurable is expected…hence the 10% chance of rain above. Any light rain that does fall should also be short-lived, as the moisture pushes East & out of our way by midnight Monday morning.

Temperatures for the near-term will remain consistently near-average with lows in the 30s & highs in the 50s. While this is without a doubt cold for us, again, this is close to where we should be for mid-January. It will get just ever-so-slightly warmer next week, though. Our most comfortable day this week should be Tuesday, where we’ll have highs neat 60° AND sunshine (which makes a big difference!). The rest of the week ahead will likely feature more clouds, so it will feel cooler beyond Tuesday.

Our next noteworthy chances of rain arrive late Thursday & early Friday, where a slow-moving upper-level trough will bring enough moisture for scattered showers. Still too early to say with confidence whether or not we’re expecting severe weather, but regardless, prepare for a wet end to the work week.

That’s all for now!  Be sure to download the free CBS 42 Storm Team Weather App for up-to-the-minute weather alerts in YOUR area.

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