Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Cold front to bring plummeting temps and rain

Cold front to bring plummeting temps and rain Cold front to bring plummeting temps and rain
Stacy Diaz | 05 December, 2017, 17:19

Sunday will be partly sunny and cold with highs in the upper 30s.

"Overnight, the rain will taper off to a few showers, but it will become breezy and colder".

NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND: The pattern continues to favor below-average temperatures for at least the next 15 days; for now, most of next week looks dry.

STAYING CHILLY: A deep trough over the eastern USA means the weather pattern remains favorable for below average temperatures the next couple of weeks in Alabama, as more dominant northwest flow will allow more shots of cold air to move south in the coming weeks.

Temperatures will be well below normal Wednesday through the early part odf next week. Wind N 15-20 miles per hour. Mild. Highs in the low to mid-50s. On Wednesday, between a tenth and quarter of an inch of rain is possible.

Thursday brings chilly, arctic air that will be accompanied by sun. It is possible to see some occasional gusty winds over 30mph related to the front.

A strong cold front is on the way and forecasters say it will bring rain and drop temperatures into the 40s and 50s for the rest of the week.

Rain will begin late Tuesday night, after 11 PM.

Despite a mainly cloudy and eventually wet day, today will easily be the mildest day of an otherwise increasingly colder forecast. Chance snow showers at night. Winds will be light and temperatures will rise into the middle and upper 40s. High temperatures will end up back in the low to mid 60's in the valley tomorrow afternoon, and in the 40's to 50's in the mountains.

The first such opportunity comes Friday night into early Saturday as a low pressure develops along a front out over the ocean.

The weekend should be dry with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s. Wednesday and Thursday morning we will be in the low to mid-30s and climb to only the upper 40s with mostly cloudy skies Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Cloudy and chilly with a 50% chance for scattered showers.