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Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Thursday February 11, 2016
Forecaster: James Spann

WARMER THIS AFTERNOON: A warming trend headlines the forecast through tomorrow. Expect a partly sunny sky both days; we reach the mid 50s this afternoon, and tomorrow’s high will be close to 60 degrees. A cold front then passes through in dry fashion tomorrow night.

MORE COLD AIR FOR THE WEEKEND: Temperatures will drop about 20 degrees Saturday; the high will be close to 40, despite a good supply of sunshine. Then, we drop down into the low 20s early Sunday morning, followed by a high near 50 degrees Sunday afternoon. The air stays dry and the sky will be mostly sunny, although clouds will move in Sunday night.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: Rain is likely across Alabama Monday; models have trended warmer, and it looks like any winter weather mischief early in the day will be confined to the far northern counties of the state, and even there the threat is somewhat marginal. Highest risk of icy travel will be east of Alabama, over North Georgia, where cold air damming (CAD) will bring colder surface temperatures and the risk of freezing rain.

Drier air returns Tuesday, and we begin to warm up nicely by mid-week with highs in the 60s by Wednesday.