CLOUDS INCREASE TODAY AHEAD OF RAIN THIS WEEKEND… Skies will become mostly cloudy on this Thursday as temperatures remain quite mild. High temperatures will be in the 72-74 degree range this afternoon. Friday could potentially feature a few sprinkles late in the day, but the bigger rain event is set to happen this weekend. Severe weather parameters on Sunday remain LOW as the cold front passes through our area. Much cooler, drier air is poised to move into south Alabama and northwest Florida on Sunday evening, paving the way for a nice start to early next week. We’ve also got a first look at what New Year’s Eve may look like across the region. Let’s look at details.
FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY… No rain issues are expected on this Thursday or tonight, but we could have a few sprinkles possible on Friday, particularly after dark. Mostly cloudy skies are expected all day and high temperatures will again be in the low- to mid-70s.
P.M. SHOWERS SATURDAY… Much of the daytime hours of Saturday should be dry, especially in the morning hours. Rain coverage will increase from west to east across the region as a cold front approaches our area from the northwest in the late evening hours.
RAIN LIKELY SUNDAY… The most active weather day of the next 7 days will likely be Sunday when a cold front moves through our region. Rain chances look to be highest between 3AM and Noon. At this point, surface-based instability seems pretty low. This means that we may have a few general thunderstorms passing through the region, but the overall risk of strong to severe thunderstorms will remain fairly low. High temperatures Sunday will be closer to the 70 degree mark.
MUCH COOLER AIR SUNDAY EVENING… You will notice a stark thermal difference Sunday evening as cold, dry air moves into our area behind the eastward-advancing cold front. Temperatures Sunday evening will quickly drop into the 50s. Low temperatures Monday morning will be in the mid-40s.
COOLER START TO NEXT WEEK… We get a brief break from the rain on Monday into Tuesday. High temperatures drop back into the upper-50s and 60s with morning lows in the low-40s.
CHANCE OF RAIN FOR NEW YEAR’S… Early indications point to the potential for rain on New Year’s Eve. Models are pointing to yet another cold front moving by in the January 2-4 range, which would mean the flow in advance of the front would be out of the south. This means humid, Gulf air would stream back into our region setting the stage for showers. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to New Year’s Eve on the specifics.
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