Colder Days Ahead; Rain Returns Saturday

| January 8, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

SPRING PREVIEW: A few spots have reached 70 degrees on this January afternoon… here are some observations at 3:00 p.m. CT..

Demopolis 75
Mobile 74
Montgomery 73
Marion 73
Greenville 73
Tuscaloosa 72
Sylacauga 70
Birmingham 69
Anniston 68

The sky is partly sunny, and the isolated showers from earlier today have dissipated. A cold front will pass through tonight in dry fashion, and will bring noticeably colder air in the days ahead.

Tomorrow will be sunny, but windy and cool with a high between 50 and 55 for most communities… the winds die down tomorrow night, and by Thursday morning all of the state will see sub-freezing temperatures. Lows early Thursday will be in the 20s over the northern half of the state.

Thursday and Friday will be dry; sunny Thursday with a high in the 40s across North Alabama, 50s for the southern counties. Friday will be partly sunny with a high in the 50s. Clouds will thicken Friday night.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A wave of low pressure will bring periods of rain to Alabama Saturday; rain amounts of around 1/2 inch are likely. No risk of severe thunderstorms, and probably no thunder with a stable airmass in place. A little lingering light rain is possible Sunday morning, otherwise Sunday will be mostly cloudy and cool. The high both days will be in the 48-55 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: The weather looks cool and dry across Alabama Monday through Wednesday, followed by a chance of rain Thursday. Temperatures will be close to seasonal averages for mid-January in Alabama, with highs mostly in the 50s, and lows mostly in the 30s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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