(RPM Model continues to advertise flurries or snow showers for far northern locations between 1-4 a.m.)
Winter is certainly back and tonight the chill will be in the air, with lows at or below freezing. Another cold front is on the way and this will bring breezy conditions tonight. We don’t expect a repeat of last night as wind speeds will be a bit lower. Another point of interest is that there may be enough moisture to produce some snow showers to the north. After midnight clouds will increase and the chance for a few snow showers will exist in far northern locations like northern Cullman, Etowah, Blount, and Cherokee counties. We expect very little precipitation so no icy problems are expected.
You can expect a reinforcing shot of cold air for tomorrow, with highs struggling to reach the middle 40s. The sun will return tomorrow with more clouds entering the mix on Saturday. A second front will be moving our way on Saturday and there is a chance a few rain showers may develop. This will be another moisture starved system so very little precipitation is expected. Rain chances at this time remain at 20%. Sunshine will return on Sunday, with highs in the 50s.
An upper level trough over the eastern United States has us back in winter mode. This will help keep our temperatures on the cold side through the weekend. By Monday this trough will begin to lift out of the region, with a milder flow taking over. Highs by Monday will rebound into the 50s, with bright weather for the start of next week. A few showers may develop on Tuesday as another front moves into the state. For now this looks like another moisture starved system.
Long range data suggests the upper air pattern will become more west to southwest oriented later in the week. This setup will bring lots of clouds for the second half of next week, with greater chance for rainy weather on Thursday and Friday.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt