There are indications that Alabama may see a trend to colder temperatures by the middle of Christmas week.
The National Weather Service has issued a Predominant weather type forecast for Christmas Eve.
Alabama does not look to experience much of a chance of seeing a white Christmas.
At this point, parts of north Alabama could receive some snow flurries Wednesday night. We will fine-tune the forecast in the coming days.
Here’s your Alabama forecast for the remainder of the work week…
Today: Mostly cloudy. Light showers possible, generally along and north of I-20. There will be some sleet scattered across extreme northern sections early this morning. No problems from the sleet, as temperatures remain above freezing. Highs ranging from the upper 40’s for northwestern sections to low 60’s south.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30’s north to low 40’s south.
Friday: Rain will spread northeast across Alabama. The highest rain chances will be in the southwestern part of the state. Highs in the upper 40’s north to upper 50’s south.
Friday Night: Widespread showers for all locations. Isolated thunderstorm possible in the far southern portions of the state…however no severe weather expected. Lows will be in the 40’s.
We expect near normal temperatures to continue for Alabama as we move into the middle of December.
Look for rain chances for the beginning and the end of this week. The better chances of rain will be across the northern half of the state with the first system.
At this point, we don’t expect to see any heavy rain for the next 5 days, with rain totals expected to be less than 1/4 of an inch.
This graphic from the HPC illustrates this point very well.
Very mild weather conditions continue across Alabama today. Much of the southeast is currently residing in a mild and moist sector out ahead of a large storm system moving across the Midwest.
Conditions will become somewhat unstable at times today. Look for scattered showers to develop especially over the northern sections of the state.
An easterly flow will keep temperatures a bit cooler than yesterday for eastern and southeastern sections of Alabama today. The rest of the state will remain with above normal temperatures with plenty of clouds.
A surface low will move across the Ohio Valley region this evening and tonight…a trailing cold front will push into Alabama. Widespread showers will move into northwest counties this afternoon and spread south and eastward through the evening and tonight.
The heaviest rainfall totals through the day on Saturday should remain along and north of the Interstate 59 corridor…with 1/2″ to 1″ expected.
Rainfall amount are expected to become lighter in central and southern areas…as the rain chances weaken Saturday afternoon.
Cooler and drier air will filter into the state during the day on Sunday. Nothing extremely cold is expected for this time of year.