Sustained southwesterly winds will increase to around 25 mph later this morning, along with frequent gusts to around 35 mph. Winds will remain in this range, but will shift to the
northwest beginning late this afternoon. Both sustained wind speeds and gusts will be higher in elevated terrain above 1000 feet. winds of this magnitude will be capable of producing
minor tree and power line damage, as well as dispersing light weight outdoor objects. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. In addition, ensure all loose outdoor objects remain secure, including patio furniture and trash cans. The Wind Advisory extends from The Tennessee Valley as far south as Cullman county. A strong cold front is moving south through the Mississippi River Valley this morning. As the front moves quickly across Central Alabama the pressure gradient tightens leading to breezy conditions across the area during the day. The front is expected to move from our northwestern counties to south of the I-85 corridor this afternoon and tonight. Along and behind the front a narrow band of rain showers will also sweep through the region. The rain won't last long and by midnight tonight the front will move south of our area with diminishing rain chances. With low dew points the threat for severe weather is limited but there could still be a few isolated areas of thunderstorm activity. High pressure builds into the Southeast with a colder air mass behind the front tomorrow. We are expecting clear skies and cooler than normal high temperatures. Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, the center of high pressure will move over North and Central Alabama leading to clear skies, and near calm winds which will allow for rapid and dramatic cooling by early Monday morning. Most areas across Central Alabama will be near or below freezing with counties to the north and east experiencing morning lows in the upper 20s. Even with a cold start, Monday afternoon temperatures will still reach near 60 as the high pressure shifts to our east allowing winds to become more east and southeasterly. A second system will replace the southerly winds with another dry northerly wind pattern for Central Alabama meaning a reinforcing shot of dry air with limited rain chances through Thanksgiving Day.
ON YOUR SIDE