Skies will remain clear this evening and temperatures will drop quickly after sunset…which is now closer to 7 p.m. since we’re in daylight time. Look for readings to fall through the 40s…so you will want a jacket if you’ll be out tonight. Lows should bottom out in the mid/upper 30s as clouds begin to increase from the west.
You may see some sunshine early Monday, but skies will become overcast with time. Rain showers will spread into northwestern AL by the late morning or early afternoon.
That rain will track east with time and spread through the rest of north AL during the afternoon.
The steady rain may be tapering off by the evening commute around the Huntsville Metro area, but showers should still be ongoing for Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain.
Any rain should end Monday evening with most seeing 0.25-0.5” by the time all is said and done. Highs Monday should top out around 50°.
Skies will stay cloudy Monday night, and a few sprinkles or flurries will be possible…the same goes for Tuesday. But, no significant precipitation is expected. Lows will stay above freezing into Tuesday morning. You can expect a chilly Tuesday afternoon with highs in the 40s and a north wind of 10-15 mph. Skies begin to clear overnight, and we still expect a hard, killing freeze by Wednesday morning. Lows will be in the mid 20s…so you’ll want to cover any plants you want to keep through Spring, or bring them inside if you can.
Pets should also be inside with temps this chilly. Despite plenty of sunshine Wednesday afternoon, highs will stay in the mid 40s. Lows will be back into the 20s that night, but warmer conditions can be expected to close out the work week. Highs will be closer to 60° Fri-Sun. Our next weather maker brings a chance for rain to the Valley late Friday, and those showers look to continue into Saturday. Sunday is looking dry for now.
-Meteorologist David Ernst