Tracking the cold, rainy weather this weekend

Tracking the cold, rainy weather this weekend

The rain is moving out and behind the rain we expect some areas of drizzle and poor visibility through the overnight hours. Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s by sunrise Friday.

Friday will be cloudy with highs in the upper 40s. Rain will move back into the area Friday evening through early Saturday afternoon. Highs the weekend will be in the middle to upper 30s.

We now have a FIRST ALERT for Sunday evening through Monday night for possible wintry mix including an accumulation of freezing rain sleet and or snow across areas of Northwest Alabama. We continue to monitor the latest forecast guidance and it continues to trend towards colder air making it into NW Alabama. Rain falling into a cold airmass creates sleet and freezing rain.

We are still a few days out so the forecast area of concern will change somewhat over time. The high resolution model data will start coming in later this evening. At this time it looks like the weather could begin going downhill over NW Alabama Sunday evening. There could be a break in the wintry precipitation early Monday morning before heavier precipitation moves in Monday afternoon.

As with every developing weather event, keep checking back for updates.

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