A RECORD SETTING CHRISTMAS: It sure doesn’t feel like Christmas Day, with record setting heat across our area. The good news is that this Christmas evening won’t be stormy like last year. You can expect temperatures in 70s through 7PM, with a partly to mostly cloudy sky developing. There may be some patchy fog after midnight, with lows near 60°.
UNSETTLED PATTERN FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF THE YEAR: A moist southerly flow will bring overcast skies and unseasonably mild temperatures for the next several days. There will be a chance for scattered showers tomorrow, with highs near 70°. The sky will be mostly cloudy and if we see peaks of sunshine, it could feel a lot warmer. The chance for rain will increase on Tuesday as a frontal system arrives and stalls. Temperatures to the north will be in the 60s, with 70s further south. This setup will keep our sky mostly cloudy, with more scattered showers on Wednesday. Rain chances will likely ramp up again on Thursday before a surge of cooler/drier air settles in. Bottom line, I would plan on keeping the umbrella and raincoat nearby for the final week of 2016.
RAIN ON NEW YEARS EVE? We will have cooler and more stable conditions for Friday, with a mostly sunny sky. The dry weather should last through most of next Saturday; however, we will then see increasing clouds and rising temperatures Saturday night. It is possible rain may move in as we welcome in the New Year. Rain chances will continue to increase on New Year’s Day and its possible there may be a few storms in the mix as temperatures rise into the 60s. I will have forecast updates beginning at 10PM on WBRC. You can also watch on the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Have a wonderful evening and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt