Thanks to Pastor Travis Day at the Andalusia Full Gospel Tabernacle for inviting me to speak to the Pre-K groups earlier this week. Weather safety education can never start too early! pic.twitter.com/743ZYWlSJf
— Spinks Megginson (@rzweather) January 28, 2022
🥶🧊❄️ Today marks the 8th anniversary of the January 2014 Ice & Sleet Storm! Significant ice accumulations lead to treacherous road conditions & power outages. I-10 was closed both ways for 233 miles! For more details, check out our event page: https://t.co/bAIJ8jqHJd. #mobwx pic.twitter.com/aJiqDZtS39
— NWS Mobile (@NWSMobile) January 28, 2022
TURNING COLDER TODAY; LOWS IN THE 20s TONIGHT… Significantly colder air is set to move into south Alabama and northwest Florida behind a cold front today. Highs will top out in the 50s today ahead of overnight lows slated to be in the low- to mid-20s tonight into early Saturday morning. Sunshine will return to our area before the end of the day and Saturday is expected to be sunny as well despite high temperatures only being in the 40s.
BECOMING SUNNY LATER TODAY… Clouds will decrease in coverage across the region today and most spots should become sunny by the end of the day. High temperatures will peak in the mid-50s this afternoon.
VERY COLD TEMPS OVERNIGHT… Temperatures will rapidly dive into the 30s by 10PM this evening. Temperatures are forecast to be at or below the freezing mark from 2AM to 8AM, meaning an approximate 6 hour window of subfreezing temperatures. Wind chill values on Saturday morning will be in the mid-10s near the Alabama Highway 10 corridor in parts of Butler, Wilcox, and Marengo counties. Wind chill values in the upper-10s will be possible as far south as US84.
HIGHS ONLY IN THE 40s ON SATURDAY… Keep the jackets handy on Saturday as high temperatures are projected to only be in the 40s in the afternoon hours. A brisk northwest wind will make the air temperature feel a lot colder than it actually is. Full sunshine is in the forecast for Saturday.
HARD FREEZE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY… There is a real chance temperatures may be at or below the freezing mark for a solid 10-12 hours Saturday night into Sunday morning. Low temperatures on Sunday morning will be in the low-20s in many locales across inland stretches of south Alabama. Lows will be below freezing even near the Alabama and Northwest Florida beaches.
MODERATING TEMPS NEXT WEEK… A pattern change is expected to happen next week with slightly warmer temperatures likely across our region. High temperatures will be in the 60s with morning lows in the 40s by Tuesday of the upcoming week.
HIGHER RAIN CHANCES BY MIDWEEK… Rain and thunderstorms will be likely Tuesday, Wednesday, into Thursday of the upcoming week. It is a bit too early to know if severe weather issues will be a real possibility, but we note that the Storm Prediction Center is already mentioning a low-end possibility of a few storms by Thursday of the upcoming week. This will be something to watch in the days ahead.
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See all the details in your Friday morning #rzw forecast video. Have a great weekend!
A pattern change next week will usher in slightly warmer temperatures to much of the Deep South, but not before a COLD weekend. Highs will be in the 40s Saturday with overnight lows in the 20s. 🥶 pic.twitter.com/nQb1zO50wW
— Spinks Megginson (@rzweather) January 27, 2022
HARD FREEZE LIKELY THIS WEEKEND; WIND CHILL VALUES MAY BE IN 10s SAT. MORNING… Saturday and Sunday mornings will be quite cold with air temperatures in the low- to mid-20s. Saturday morning will likely feature wind chill values in the upper-10s across inland stretches of south Alabama. If you’re planning to be outside or hunting Saturday morning, bundle up big time! Highs on Saturday will not get out of the 40s. Another very cold night is ahead on Sunday, albeit probably with less wind. Temperatures will again dip into the low- to mid-20s by daybreak Sunday morning.
COLD FRONT TO MOVE BY FRIDAY MORNING… Our next weather system slated to move by our region is a cold front currently situated well to our north. This frontal boundary will cross our region on Friday morning, ushering in colder air and paving the way for the hard freeze setting up this weekend. While I cannot completely rule out a few rain showers Friday during the daytime hours, most spots will likely remain dry.
PATTERN CHANGE NEXT WEEK… After being in the “ice box” this weekend, next week looks to be slightly warmer with high temperatures in the 60s. Morning lows will likely be in the 40s. That is a bit more seasonal and the range of temperatures we expect climatologically for this time of year. Rain will become likely by the middle of next week, although it is far too early for details or to know if severe weather issues will be a concern.
My next full forecast video and text discussion will be posted by 7:15AM tomorrow morning. Have a nice evening!