The heavy rain and storm activity has now lifted well north and east of our area. A stray shower or two could develop overnight but the greater concern will be for foggy conditions. Winds have settled quite a bit as the main low pressure system has pulled away from our area. Temperatures also remain unseasonably mild and I expect lows will only tumble into the 50s overnight.
MUCH COOLER TOMORROW NIGHT: The cold front associated with this storm system is still located well west of here. Temperatures are in the middle 70s right now in Dallas, TX with temperatures in the 30s near Amarillo, TX. The cold front will reach our state early tomorrow and this could trigger a few scattered showers. This front won’t bring a major arctic blast but we will have a noticeable cool down into the low to mid 30s tomorrow night.
STORM SYSTEM COULD IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVEL: After tomorrow we will be keeping an eye on developments to our east. Some of the data is continuing to show a low pressure system developing over the northeast Gulf and tracking north along the eastern seaboard on Wednesday. The GFS has now picked up on this system and it suggests some precipitation could reach our eastern counties.
This will be another tricky setup for locations to the far northeast. The air may be cold enough to support a wintry mix over far northeast Alabama. The key to this system will be location when it develops. A more eastward development would have a lesser impact locally; however, a more westward development could bring more precipitation. This system will be spread rain and the potential for snow northward into New England on Thanksgiving.
For now we are going to continue the mention of showers in our area between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Wednesday, mainly east of I-65. The precipitation threat should quickly end as this system moves northeast on Wednesday with clearing just in time for Thanksgiving!
IRON BOWL SATURDAY: Right now the forecast for the Iron Bowl is looking dry with a high temperature near 60°. Temperatures Saturday night will be tumbling into the 50s and upper 40s.
Be sure to join us tonight beginning at 9 p.m. for more specifics on the long range forecast!
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt