Our temperature forecast is right on track this morning, with most areas in the low to mid 20s. Feels-like temperatures are in the teens and 20s. Grab the shades because we will have lots of sunshine today; however, temperatures will struggle to break out of the 30s. Temperatures will rise above freezing in most areas by 10AM, with highs ranging from low 30s north to low 40s south this afternoon.
COLDER TONIGHT: The wind will finally settle tonight however the calmer conditions will set the stage for the lowest temperatures of the week. We will have freezing conditions by 9PM, with overnight lows in the teens and 20s. Continue to take the necessary cold weather precautions to protect the pipes, pets, plants, and check on elderly loved ones.
THE WEEKEND: Most areas will remain dry this weekend, with lots of sunshine for Saturday and Sunday. After a frigid start tomorrow, temperatures will rebound into the 40s under a sunny sky. We will have another light freeze Sunday morning; however, temperatures will make a nice recovery into the 50s on Sunday.
MILDER AND WETTER NEXT WEEK: The forecast is trending milder and wetter for next week as a storm system is expected to stall over the region. Expect increasing clouds by Sunday, with shower development over northwest areas Sunday night. There may be a few sleet pellets mixed in as the atmosphere moistens-up and this should quickly become light rain as milder air returns. The chance for showers will increase on Monday, with highs in the lower 60s. I’m expecting mostly cloudy weather to linger into Tuesday and Wednesday, with another chance for showers. The final round of rain with this system may come during the December 17th/18th timeframe and may involve some stormy weather. We will keep you posted with more updates on Good Day Alabama. If you have a mobile device paired with your car stereo you can also listen in to our LIVE Stream using the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Happy Friday!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt