The short term weather outlook features above normal temperatures at times, below normal temperatures periodically and better rain chances.
We experienced near record high temperatures yesterday and we will do the same.
By the weekend though a cold snap arrives and our first widespread frost and freeze are likely on Sunday and Monday morning. Protect sensitive plants!
Warming up next week, ahead of our next rain maker.
A more active jet stream pattern has set up too and looks to continues through next month. We'll see a chance for rain on Friday night into Saturday morning.
It looks like another storm system will impact us on Wednesday and bring rain with it.
There's a 40% chance for above normal temperatures over the next 3 months.
A 33 percent chance of below normal precipitation through February.
You might be wondering what type of weather we will more specifically have this winter. I can't say for sure but I can tell you what type of weather we have had in the past after fall droughts and what you should be prepared for.
During the 2000 drought we had tornadoes in December. We also had tornadoes that winter.
After one of the worst droughts in history, that winter in 2008 we had tornadoes in January and winter storms. Then in February we had several tornadoes on different days.
The most recent drought in 2010, we had tornadoes late in November and snow on Christmas day. We also had during the winter of 2011 more wintry weather events in January and February.
Now is the time to prepare for potential bad weather this winter while the weather is quiet.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist
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