Central AL Forecast: Cloudy and cold with drizzle and a few flurries today. Sunshine returns Friday

Forecast

Expect some drizzle mixed with snow flurries from Birmingham northward this afternoon and evening as an upper-level disturbance/wave moves across the region. No accumulation is expected. Otherwise, we will be cloudy, breezy and colder with high temperatures in the upper 30s north to mid 40s south. Watch out for some icy spots in areas that picked up snow last night northwest of the city.

Tonight will become partly cloudy and cold. Lows will be in the mid 20s. If there are still any wet roads, bridges or overpasses they could become icy. Areas that received snow/ice the last few days will have some icy roads tonight into Friday.

We dry out on Friday in the wake of the cold front. It will turn colder and breezy with the sunshine returning! High temperatures will only be in the lower 40s. Friday night will be clear and very cold with lows in the teens to lower 20s. Take freeze precautions again especially protect your pipes.

Weekend Outlook: FINALLY the sunshine returns this weekend and we start to defrost. Saturday and Sunday will be dry and slowly warming up as an area of high pressure builds over Alabama. Saturday will be sunny with high temperatures in the lower 50s. Sunday will be sunny with high temperatures around 60°.

Next Week Outlook: A weak cold front will move through on Monday with morning showers. Then it will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 50s. A warming trend starts on Tuesday as an area of high pressure builds over us through Wednesday. Expect plenty of sunshine each day with high temperatures in the mid 60s. Another cold front will move into the area on Thursday into Friday with a few showers. High temperatures stay in the 60s each day.

That’s all for now!  Be sure to follow the CBS 42 Storm Team on:

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