Temperatures are still in the teens in many locations across north Alabama and will only warm into the 20’s for highs this afternoon. The wind will be gusting as high as 20 mph at times so the wind chill will be in the single digits at times this morning and remain in the teens this afternoon. As expected, the northeast corner of the state has received a dusting to maybe a half inch or so of snow since yesterday and this has caused some of the roadways across especially Dekalb and Jackson counties to be very icy. What flurries or light snow showers that are left around this morning should be gone over the next few hours and we may even see a little sunshine this afternoon. Tonight, the winds will die down considerably allowing for an average low of 14 with the normally colder spots most likely making it into the single digits. Needless to say, with all of the hours spent below freezing since last night and through tomorrow please make sure you take all precautions necessary with the pipes, pets, and plants and make sure you check on others to ensure they are taken care of. There will be a few light showers around Wednesday and it is possible that there might be a little freezing rain or drizzle at the onset of the precipitation but it all depends on when it begins so please check back in tomorrow and we will have a better idea of the situation. The showers will stick around Thursday but Friday looks dry before another system moves through on Saturday bringing more rainfall and more cold temperatures on Sunday.
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK: After reviewing the forecasted patterns for the remainder of December it appears that we will continue to see several shots of cold air with only brief warm ups likely but it is still too far out to forecast for Christmas so please stay tuned!
Weather Solutions Meteorologist Donny Yarbrough’s Seven Day Forecast
Today… High 29, flurries during the morning, clearing but still cold in the afternoon
Tonight… Low 14, a bitterly cold night with single digits possible for the colder spots
Tuesday… High 35, warmer but some places in north Alabama may still remain at or below freezing
Wednesday… Low 22, High 42, a wintry mix possible especially north of Birmingham early with only showers late
Thursday… Low 40, High 59, a few showers and much warmer
Friday… Low 41, High 52, mostly cloudy but most places should remain dry
Saturday… Low 36, High 50, mostly cloudy with rainfall likely at times
Sunday… Low 29, High 46, breezy with temperatures falling through the day
Be sure to bundle up and understand that conditions like this can cause frostbite or hypothermia if you are not well protected from the cold. Have a great cold Monday and God bless you!