Still Dry Today; Cold Rain For The Weekend

| December 6, 2018 @ 6:11 am

FRIGID MORNING: Here are some lows across Alabama just before sunrise this morning…

Black Creek 18
Valley Head 19
Fort Payne 20
Russellville 20
Gadsden 21
Heflin 21
Scottsboro 21
Pell City 23
Cullman 23
Sylacauga 24
Alexander City 24
Anniston 25
Demopolis 26
Coker 26
Northport 26
Birmingham 27
Tuscaloosa 28
Mobile 32

We stay dry today with a partly to mostly sunny sky; the high will be in the 48-52 degree range across North/Central Alabama. Clouds will move in late tonight ahead of a storm system to the west.

COLD, WET PATTERN SETTING UP: Tomorrow will be a cloudy day, and it now looks like some rain could reach the state as early as the afternoon hours. Rain becomes more widespread tomorrow night as a surface low forms around Lake Charles.

The surface low will move eastward along the Gulf Coast, and will bring a cold, soaking rain to Alabama Saturday with temperatures only in the 40s over the northern half of the state, with 50s to the south. Sunday be much better with light rain or drizzle much of the day. Rain amount over the weekend will be in the 2 to 3 inch range statewide; all 67 counties of Alabama will get a good soaking. But, with cold, stable air in place no worries with severe thunderstorms, just rain.

Colder air will drop into Alabama Sunday night and Monday, and there could be a few snow flurries over the northeast corner of the state, but thermal and moisture profiles suggest if this happens there will be no impact.

If you are looking for snow from this system, try western North Carolina or Virginia; some communities there will get over one foot of snow Sunday and Monday…

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be another cloudy, cold day with some drizzle possible… then we expect dry conditions Tuesday and Wednesday with a slow warming trend. Rain returns Thursday, followed by colder air for Friday and the following weekend. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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I will be the emcee of big event at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln this morning… then I will be speaking at North Glencoe Baptist Church, and Southside Elementary…. look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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