The rain will continue tonight with chilly lows in the upper 30s. It is possible for a few snowflakes and sleet mixing in during the overnight hours. I think our best bet is North Alabama and the higher elevations. No accumulation for our neck of the woods, but in some of the mountains there could be a light dusting.
Friday will dry out pretty quickly, but the clouds hang tough. We will have a morning high tomorrow with temperatures starting in the lower 40s. Then temperatures will fall to the 30s through the afternoon . Friday night will gradually become clear and cold. Lows will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Weekend Outlook: An area of high pressure will build over us this weekend and that will make for some pleasant sunny weather. However, it will be chilly with high temperatures only in the mid to upper 40s. 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 east, but the question remains how far north will it be? This will play a role in if we will see any snow across central Alabama. Right now, the forecast models show the low right along the northern Gulf coast, and this scenario would bring us mainly rain. The latest models trends are keeping most of the rain south of I-20 and have eliminated any snow threat…HOWEVER…models can change. We will be unpacking this more in the coming days and as the resolution of our models improves, so will our forecast. Stay tuned for more.