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Some Snow On Christmas Day…

| December 24, 2010 @ 2:25 pm | 60 Replies

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video… we are on a holiday schedule, with only one video per day through New Year’s weekend**

STORM SYSTEM GETTING CLOSER: Rain is widespread across Texas this afternoon, with snow to the north over parts of the Midwest. Clouds will move into Alabama tonight, and we will deal with some rain and snow at times over the Christmas weekend.

CHRISTMAS DAY: Bottom line is that we really don’t see any need to change the forecast we have had for the last four days. The RPM is initialized well, and looks this way (the output below is valid at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow:

Our snow accumulation potential forecast remains the same…

Rain begins tomorrow morning, with a change over to light snow during the afternoon hours. Most places can expect nothing more than a dusting to 1/2 inch… the best chance of 1/2 inch will be over the northeast counties of the state. Snow flakes could be seen down to Demopolis, Selma, Montgomery, and Auburn (the U.S. corridor), but no accumulation is expected there.

We still believe we will have a few convective snow showers tomorrow night, which might bring up to 1 inch in isolated pockets over Northeast Alabama, but there is no way to identify those specific areas.

SUNDAY-TUESDAY: Cold is the word. We note snow flurries will continue throughout Sunday morning. We will drop into the 17-22 degree range both Monday and Tuesday morning, with a warming trend beginning Tuesday afternoon.

LONG RANGE: Still some evidence of an outbreak of showers and possible strong to severe thunderstorms in the Dec 31-Jan 1 time frame… about a week from now. See the morning Weather Xtreme video for more on long range ideas.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS: I am working the TV night shift… which means I get to track Santa, which is way too cool. I will post updates from time to time, but again, I see no reason to change our forecast at this point. Stay tuned…

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