Central AL Forecast: Two Chances for Light Wintry Mix in the next 7 days…Here’s my Take


A dry a cold start today with temperatures in the 20s to near 30. Seasonably cool this afternoon with highs in the middle 50s.

We now turn attention to two different system that will impact Central Alabama over the coming days.

System Number 1: A strong cold front will move through Thursday. It will bit of a rainy day with some winter weather seemingly all around us, not over Alabama though. Our models are showing some snow West TN and maybe as close as North MS. There will also be some change over in the North Georgia mountains. By Friday morning and it will bring us some much colder air for this weekend with high temperatures in the 40s. We will be dry on Saturday, but things will start to change on Sunday that could lead to a potential of winter precipitation.

System Number 2:An area of low pressure is forecast to develop off the southeast Texas coast on Sunday, and it will track east along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. Forecast models show moisture (precipitation) wrapping around it and moving into southern and central Alabama late Sunday into Monday morning. Temperatures are expected to be around freezing at the same time.

There are a few things we will be watching for: 1) will enough of the precipitation make into the Birmingham area, or will it stay south of us? 2) if we do get precipitation will it fall as light snow flurries

Needless to say, we will be watching the forecast very closely the next few days. Be sure to check back for updates here and on our social media pages.

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