Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Rain and cooler temps expected for Tuesday

Rain and cooler temps expected for Tuesday

Northwest Alabama will drop into the 40s by mid to late morning, and places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston and Gadsden will fall into the 40s by mid to late afternoon. That's where the forecast becomes a little more interesting.

Drier and even colder air will move in for the weekend. Temperatures will be quite mild in the low and mid 60s and the winds will increase through the day at around 15-25 miles per hour.

Winds are blustery but late morning, and strongest later tonight, with wind gust up to 40-50mph. Saturday will have a high around 60, but Sunday will be back in the 50s as a dry cold front moves through.

While Tuesday is shaping up to be an unpleasant day outside, we could certainly still use the rain.

Thursday will have a mix of clouds and sun, and just an isolated shower chance. West winds from 5-10 miles per hour with some higher gusts possible at times. The steady rain comes later in the day and continues into Tuesday night, then the cold is king thereafter as a long advertised colder patterns sets up shop for the rest of the week and likely lasts into the middle of the month. The rain will come to an end overnight with clearing skies and breezy conditions.

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30%).

Thursday aims for mostly sunny skies with near to slightly below normal temperatures in the middle to upper 40s. On and off showers will still be possible through Thursday. Expect afternoon highs to be in the 50s and overnight lows to be in the 30s. Cold lows north of the lake around 32 with a light freeze/frost, protect plants/pets/people, and cold south of the lake around 38, protect plants/pets/people. Snow flurries are possible for areas north of I-20 Friday through Sunday especially in north Georgia.

The third and final chance for some snowflakes arrives next Tuesday, as a low pressure tracks from the Great Lakes into the Northeast.

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