Central AL Forecast: Frigid morning; Quiet end to the week

Forecast

For today, we’ll close out the work week with a rather quiet, easy day.  Clear & sunny during the morning, a few clouds late in the afternoon.  Highs just a hair below-average in the low 50s.  Light Northeast breeze at 5 mph, NO chance of rain.  Cold again for tonight, but we will not likely drop below freezing with lows in the mid 30s.

For Saturday, the rain will likely hold off for much of the day, & the sky will remain mostly to partly sunny during much of the afternoon.  Temperatures at most getting in the 50s.  Late in the evening, a shallow area of low pressure will bring increasing clouds & a small chance for showers, which should continue into Sunday.  Because we stay North of the warm front, NO thunderstorms (let alone severe weather) expected–should just be a light splash of showers, fading away late Sunday evening.

Looking ahead to early next week, our best chance for an at least comfortable day outside will be Tuesday, with a sunny sky & afternoon highs in the 60s.

Beyond our Storm Team 7 Day Forecast, long-range guidance is hinting at another strong plunge of polar air Christmas Eve into Christmas Day, which could drop temperatures back into the 20s, potentially the teens.  Of course, because this is still over a week from now, we can’t say with certainty whether or not we’ll get THIS cold, but right now it’s within the realm of possibility.  We’ll be keeping an eye on how this trend shifts in the coming days.  Stay tuned!

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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