Colder Weather on the Way
Cold front is pushing through the state today. We continue to see a mix of sun and clouds, and there are a few light showers out there this afternoon. These will slowly diminish the rest of today and we are going to see improving weather as we head into the overnight hours. This afternoon, temperatures are in the 70s but are falling into the 60s once the front passes. Winds are going to be increasing the rest of today as well.
FOR TONIGHT: First off, spring officially arrives at 11:30PM CDT tonight. However, as spring starts, colder air will be arriving. Temperatures will be falling into the upper 30s and lower 40s for much of Central Alabama. The winds will stay up tonight, so we are not expecting widespread frost, but just know you will need a jacket tomorrow morning.
SUNDAY: The first full day of spring will not be feeling like it. After the chilly start, highs tomorrow will only be in the upper 50s and lower 60s. These are 10-15 degrees below average for this time of year. It will be a breezy and cool day with more sun than clouds. An upper low passes by tomorrow, and there could be a few additional clouds with it, and perhaps a few sprinkle across North Alabama, but overall, just expect a rather cool day compared to recent days.
FROSTY CONDITIONS: Widespread frost is likely Monday morning with a clear sky and light wind. We project lows in the 30-36 degree range, and growers will need to protect plants and vegetation that might be harmed by freezing temperatures. Though we see plenty of sunshine, it will remain a cool day with highs only in the lower 60s.
DRY AND SUNNY: Great weather will continue through midweek and we are going to see a warming trend. Highs go from lower 60s on Monday to upper 70F Tuesday, and we are back in the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday. These day we are forecasting lots of sunshine and overall a terrific first few days of spring.
STORMS TO END WEEK: Our next significant chance of rain looks to arrive late in the week, and we may have to watch this system carefully as it could bring the threat of strong to potentially severe storms.