Weekend Outlook: More clouds than sunshine today, and very cold. Temperatures only reach the lower 40s, then mid to upper 40s on Sunday. Lows will be in the 20s and 30s. BRRR!!
Next Week Wintry Weather Potential: An area of low pressure will develop over the western Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. It will track to the northeast across south Alabama, but the question remains how far north will it be and how much dry air will be over central Alabama? This will play a role in if we will see any snow across central Alabama.
Right now, the forecast models show the low tracking between south Alabama and the northern Gulf coast. This scenario would bring us mainly a cold rain. However, if the precipitation can start when the cold air is in place during the morning hours, we could see a brief period of some sleet or snow – IF the dry air is gone by then. The best chance to see snow will be north of I-20 in the northwest and northern part of Alabama and in northern Mississippi. Monday afternoon will have high temperatures getting in the mid 40s, so any wintry mix would turn into a cold rain. The rain will end on Monday night before we get to near freezing temperatures.
We are still 3-4 days away, so it is too early to make a call for snow, IF we will see any at all. We will continue to watch to see how this system forms and tracks through the weekend. Stay tuned for updates here and on our social media pages.
After the rain on Monday it will be chilly and dry for Tuesday through Friday. Each day will be partly cloudy with high temperatures in the 50s. Lows will be in the 30s.