Active Weather Pattern Ahead says Future Forecaster Jonas Mann

FINALLY FRIDAY: The morning commute is wet across South/Central Alabama, but as the front pushes through, an area of high pressure will move into the South. Through the day tomorrow, we will see a clearing sky, and by the afternoon, it should be mainly sunny. Expect highs in the lower to mid 70s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: An area of low pressure will move from the southern Plains into Alabama this weekend. Our Saturday will start off dry and chilly with 40s across the area. Through the day, as the low approaches, clouds move back into the state, with widespread rain Saturday night. The good news is the air will be cool and stable over the state, so there is no threat of severe weather, but a few rumbles of thunder are possible. More beneficial rains are expected and an additional 1/2 to 1 inch is possible. This system will push through overnight, and the cold front associated with it will bring a much cooler air mass into the state. Sunday, much colder air moves in behind the front and highs will likely only be in the lower to mid 50s, and many communities across North Alabama, will not get out of the 40s with a chilly north wind.

SNOWY MARCH WEEKEND: Not in Central Alabama, but just to our north. While we are going to have a rather chilly rain in Alabama, to our north, as late season snow is expected, and not too far away. Snow is expected in the colder air over Tennessee and Kentucky Saturday night. Some accumulation are possible, generally in the 1-2? range for our neighbors in the Nashville area. For portions of extreme North Alabama, some snow/sleet/freezing rain will be possible Sunday morning, but no issues are expected.

WINTER NOT DONE YET!: I know a lot of folks have caught spring fever, but it is still officially winter for another eleven days, and winter is not done with Alabama. Monday and through at least midweek, we are going to be dry, but the main weather story for Alabama will be the well below average temperatures. On Tuesday, another cold front will move through the state, and bring a new surge of cold air. Not expecting much precip with this front as the air will be dry, but the highs Tuesday will only be in the lower 50s. Tuesday night, temperatures are expected to fall down into the lower 30s. Highs Wednesday should rebound into the mid 50s, then the rest of the week, we should see a slow warming trend Thursday and Friday, and likely, another round rain before the week is over.

Have a fantastic Friday and wonderful weekend!

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