Temperatures are finally on the rebound and thanks to sunshine, comfort levels have improved this afternoon. We will have an interesting temperatures trend overnight as a southerly flow returns to the area. Plan on temperatures in the mid 30s by 8PM and as we approach midnight, we will have another light freeze with 20s north and near freezing temperatures further south. Temperatures will then begin to level off during the early morning hours and possibly go up a degree or two in some areas. I’d still plan on dressing in layers tomorrow morning as the southerly breeze will add a chill.
The breeze overnight will keep us from falling into the deep freeze and through tomorrow we will see a big warm-up, with highs in the mid to upper 50s. The sky will remain clear tonight, with more sunshine tomorrow. Moisture will begin to lift into the region late tomorrow and we’ll begin to see some high clouds around sunset time, with showers breaking out over far northwest areas by midnight. This will make for a dreary start to next week, with overcast conditions, light showers and drizzle on Monday.
UNSETTLED PATTERN AHEAD: Next week the upper air winds will favor a pattern that will bring lots of cloud cover and periods of rain. The rainmaker on Monday will linger into Tuesday so we’ll have a second day with more clouds, scattered light showers, and drizzle. We may see more showers early Wednesday but the bulk of the wet weather should push into south Alabama by midday. I still expect lots of clouds and cooler temperatures. Lows Wednesday night will tumble into the low to mid 30s.
Thursday looks like the driest day of the work-week, with a partly cloudy sky and highs in the 40s. Another wave of showers and clouds will begin to impact the area by late Friday and this system will impact our area through next weekend. So next Saturday is looking overcast and I’d plan on the possibility of rain. The good news is that we do not see a setup that favors any strong to severe storms next week but we will have to keep a close eye on long range guidance as an active pattern looks to continue through mid-December. I will have updated maps to share with you after the game tonight and we will talk more specifics about when and where to expect the wet weather next week. You can also catch our LIVE Stream on the WBRC First Alert Weather App.
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt