The first full week of December has started off warm, a trend that will continue today...but a cold front on Wednesday will bring the coldest air of the season. By Thursday, colder air will move in as highs will struggle to touch 50 degrees. High temperatures Wednesday will be in the middle to upper 50s under mostly cloudy skies.
As of this morning, that is still the case. The WAFB First Alert Forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies to persist, but it stays mainly dry through the night and into Tuesday morning.
STAYING CHILLY: A deep trough over the eastern US 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. It may just barely cool enough for a few snow showers to mix in too.
While Tuesday is shaping up to be an unpleasant day outside, we could certainly still use the rain. Daytime temperatures will be in the 40s, falling into the 30s at night.
Tuesday: Cloudy, cold and windy, high will struggle to get to 50.
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The rain (which could end as some light snow up north) wraps up from west to east early Wednesday morning.
Strong winds, heavy rain and today's high temperatures (as well as tomorrow's high temperatures) occur overnight. Otherwise, Friday will be cold and generally dry over the northern half of the state with a high in the 40s.
Sunday: Chance of early snow showers, then partly sunny and chilly. Low of 32 by Thursday morning. Temperatures on Wednesday will hover in the low 50s, with another batch of lighter showers possible by evening.
1/10 (→): Still low chances, but activity Friday night, at times this weekend, and maybe toward Tuesday of next week are worth watching. Snow flurries are possible for areas north of I-20 Friday through Sunday especially in north Georgia.