(WAFF) - After a cold start to the day we finished with plenty of sun and highs right around 40. It won’t be as cold overnight tonight but expect some frost on the windshield in the morning with lows around freezing.
Our next weather maker will approach the area late Tuesday afternoon and evening. We will see an increasing in cloud cover by the afternoon and the south wind will push temperatures back into the 50s.
Rain chances will begin over NW Alabama around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Any rain will be very spotty to begin with. We will start the day Wednesday with temperatures in the lower to middle 50s with a mostly cloudy sky and a few showers. Rain chances will ramp up across the entire area from the late morning into the early afternoon hours.
Rainfall totals will be near 1 inch. Some rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out.
Colder air will be moving in behind the rain and we could see a brief transition to snow and or sleet very early Thursday morning. At this time, we are not expecting any wintry travel issues.
Right now the extended weather pattern looks colder than normal and dry. Much colder air will be moving in for Friday and Saturday. Highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s.
The weather pattern is very much subject to change as we go through the weekend so keep checking back for updates.