Temperatures were quite comfortable today with highs reaching 66 in Birmingham, 68 in Tuscaloosa, 67 in Alabaster, and 65 in Anniston! This is the last of the mild weather at least for the near future. A strong cold front is going to usher in the coldest weather so far this season.
During the overnight - we'll see increasing clouds with a few spotty showers possible. In fact, with the help of a strong southerly flow temperatures will warm a bit before daybreak. Rainfall amounts will be very light, but could continue through early New Year's Day. The warmer temperatures will occur during the morning hours.
New Year's Day will begin with cloudy skies with patches of drizzle and light rain. Temperatures will fall into the 40s during the afternoon with clearing skies. The overnight lows will dip into the upper 20s with Monday's highs only reaching the mid 40s. Cold high pressure will take hold through Thursday. Temperatures Tuesday morning will fall into the upper teens and lower 20s. Expect the return of rain by next weekend.
Happy New Year!
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist