A very cold night is ahead for North Alabama and southern Tennessee. This evening temperatures will drop into the teens by 10pm with overnight lows in the single digits. Many school systems are delaying the opening of school on Friday morning. This is due to the very cold temperatures. Wind chill values will be around zero to start the day. Protect your pipes and your pets overnight tonight.
Highs will stay in the upper 20s and lower 30s for many areas Friday afternoon. Friday night will be another cold one with temperatures dropping to around 18.
The weekend will be an improvement. Highs will be in the lower to middle 40s Saturday and closer to 50 Sunday afternoon.
Another blast of cold air, straight from the Arctic, will arrive Monday night into Tuesday. Depending on cloud cover and moisture we could see single digit morning lows once again Wednesday. There remains a lot of uncertainty regarding any potential for snow next week. This is because it appears the overall weather pattern is going to change for the warmer. During this transition the long range models tend to be all over the place. They give a different solution every day. I’m continuing to look for some consistency as this transition takes place before beating the snow drum too hard. I will go with a 10% chance for snow flurries Monday night into Tuesday and an outside chance of seeing some light snow in North Alabama Tuesday into Wednesday of next week if a surface low develops and track from the NE Gulf of Mexico towards the Coast of North Carolina.
Have a safe night.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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