Clouds are back on the increase this afternoon in response to a strengthening low pressure system over the northeast Gulf of Mexico. This system will strengthen as it moves northeast helping to pull colder air southward. I’ve trend colder with our temperature forecast through Thanksgiving but I still expect a nice warming trend by Sunday.
COLDER WITH A FEW SHOWERS TONIGHT: The low pressure system over the northeast Gulf will be lifting into Georgia overnight. There is a chance a few showers could develop in locations east of I-65 through late night. It’s going to feel very cold, with lows ranging from near freezing over West Alabama to temperatures just above freezing in East Alabama. The sky should become partly cloudy tomorrow but it is going to remain chilly with a northerly breeze and highs in the 50s. Some trailing upper level energy over the Ohio Valley could spread a few showers in our direction tomorrow night. There could even be a few snow flurries over far north Alabama.
LOTS OF SUNSHINE FOR THANKSGIVING/FEELING COLDER: We’ve lowered our temperature forecast for the Thanksgiving Holiday. A 1031 MB surface high will settle to our north early Thursday morning and this will keep our sky sunny. It is going to be a cold day however with an average high of only 49°. Freezing temperatures will be more widespread Thursday night, with lows near 30°. The good news is that temperatures will be back in the mid 60s for Iron Bowl Saturday with lows at night in the 40s. I will have much more on the weekend setup, plus I’ll share some thoughts about the first week of December.
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Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt