A strong cold front will remain to our northwest over the weekend. The cold air and associated precipitation will remain along this front.
Look for lots of clouds over the northern sections of the state for the weekend. We can also expect rain free conditions today and Sunday across the state. The possible exception being the northwestern areas that will have a slight chance of a rain shower Sunday afternoon.
Temperatures should warm to near 60 across the Tennessee Valley sections of the state today. The rest of northern and central areas should be near the mid-60’s. Southern sections of the the state will be around 70.
Sunday will look to be even warmer with 70’s expected for most areas across the state.
By Sunday evening, the shortwave trough that has been responsible for all the rain and flooding in California will be arriving over the Mid Mississippi Valley. This will bring a surface cold front over the southeast.
High rain probabilities and a chance of thunderstorms will move into Alabama Sunday night and continue into Monday. With the lack of surface based instability, conditions remain unfavorable for severe thunderstorms to develop with this system.
Forecast soundings suggest a mix of light sleet and rain may occur over the far northwestern counties for a few hours early Monday morning.
We will be looking into closer details for Monday’s weather, as we advance further into the weekend.