The cold front we’ve been talking about for days is knocking on our door just before 10 am. Checkout the graphic below and it is pretty easy to see the wind shift line which is poised just west of Birmingham. The wind shift line runs from just east of Huntsville to a point between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa and then southward to just east of Mobile. Temperatures ahead of the wind shift were in the 60s, but once the wind shift occurs at your location, the temperature will drop quickly into the mid 50s.
Most of the rain was just ahead of the front, but some patchy light rain and spotty showers were occurring about 50 miles or so behind the front. Back in West Tennessee, temperatures were in the 40s.
As James noted, today is one of those days when the temperature goes the wrong way from a typical day.
A quarter of an inch of rain at my house with this system, a little below what I expected to see.
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