(We want to thank Brian Brister for sharing this beautiful December morning picture. This image was captured Wednedsay at the Ledges neighborhood off of Weatherly Drive in Alabaster. Fog has developed during the past several mornings.)
If you wanted to get an early start on taking down the outdoor decorations, today is your day. It’s going to be beautiful across the entire state. Highs will reach the upper 60s, with a mostly sunny sky. Unfortunately this milder weather won’t last long because a cold front is about to bring big temperature changes.
A cold front will sweep into the state after midnight and this will bring us a very small chance of a shower. The main window for rain will be between midnight and 5:00 AM. This is a very moisture starved system and I wouldn't be surprised if no rain developed overnight. There will be an increase in clouds overnight, with some clearing tomorrow morning. Colder air will be settling in on a gusty north wind tomorrow and we will have falling temperatures throughout the day. You can expect one of those tricky temperature days where the high will actually occur during the early morning hours. Later in the day the temperature will tumble into the low 50s and 40s.
A cold air mass will settle into Alabama for the start of next week, with highs only in the 40s and lows in the 20s. A slow warming trend will begin around the middle of next week and this should continue through next Saturday. We’re expecting another cold front to enter the state late next week and this will bring our next chance of rain on Saturday the 7th.
Fox 6 Meteorologist