Central AL Forecast: Cold, dry Sunday & a wintry mix possible Monday

Forecast

No chance of rain to worry about today–still more clouds than sunshine.  Light Northeast breeze in the afternoon and still on the colder side.  High tomorrow of 47° in Birmingham, with surrounding spots also in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Our next rain chance arrives on Monday with a weak storm system currently located over the desert Southwest.  As the trough tracks East over the next 24 hours, we’ll start to see light showers work their way in from the West early Monday morning.  Farther West in Mississippi, there will likely be enough cold air mixed with enough moisture to produce measurable snowfall near places like Jackson, Starkville, and Oxford.  Our fringe Northwestern counties are the main spots that will likely get measurable snowfall tomorrow.

With that being said, those spots include in-and-around Hamilton, Double Springs, Guin & Fayette, and are likely to see a dusting to 1″ expected. Farther Southeast, A wintry mix of sleet, snow & rain is expected for most of the B’ham metro & along 59/20 sleet & rain Monday morning & Monday afternoon. Rest of us East of I-65 can expect only a cold rain.  As we head into Monday night, elevated roadways could possibly become slick NW of Birmingham, so if you plan to be out and about Monday, drive with caution.

As we head into Tuesday morning, dry air makes a comeback & the rain comes to an end.  Expecting a partly cloudy sky Tuesday afternoon with afternoon highs near 50°.  For the rest of the week ahead, no other major storm systems are expected, & we remain with a pretty normal week of weather for mid-January.  Morning lows near freezing, afternoon highs in the 50s with no big chance of rain expected through Saturday.

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.  Also, give me a follow on Twitter @GriffinHardyWX for more weather updates from across Alabama & the Southeast.  Have a good night!

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