Big Weather Changes Ahead

We should manage to get one more dry and mild day across Alabama for Wednesday’s weather.

With a weak cold front moving into Alabama overnight, the temperatures are a bit cooler behind the front.

The big change in the weather pattern will come on Thursday through the weekend. We expect a unsettled weather pattern to take hold of Alabama weather.

A surface low is forecast to move eastward along the northern Gulf of Mexico, and strengthen as it reaches the Florida Panhandle.

This system will push plenty of moisture northward across Alabama. We believe this push of moisture will push the colder air farther north as well. As a result, we don’t expect any frozen precipitation with the start of the system.

The rain will set in Thursday night and continue into Friday morning, with the heaviest rain across southern sections of the state.

As the low departs along the Gulf and moves northeast Friday night, there could be some wrapping around of the moisture. This could produce some snow flurries across northeastern sections as colder air moves southeast.

The weather models show another surface low dropping southeastward in a clipper-like fashion late in the weekend. This could bring a chance of precipitation in the form of snow for the extreme northern and northeastern sections Sunday night into Monday. There is a lot of uncertainty with this feature, so we will be watching this as well.

For certain, colder air will make its way down into the southeast to start off the week.