It was a very cold start to our Saturday. Look at these morning lows: 27 Mobile, 26 Evergreen, 32 Pensacola, 24 Pascagoula.
It won't be this cold tonight as cloud cover will begin to increase...therefore, temps will stay in the upper 30-lower 40 degree range. The increasing clouds are affiliated with an upper disturbance that's going to roll across our area for Sunday. No rain is expected for us with this system, but there will not be as much sunshine as there was today. Highs for Sunday will reach the mid-upper 60s.
A cold front will move out of the Plains and into our area on Monday (Christmas Day). Rain can be expected along the front; so, plan on having an umbrella as you finish up your Christmas shopping (especially for the 1st half of the day). The front will eventually stall near the coast by Monday night. Then early on Christmas (Tuesday) morning, another surface low will develop over Texas & pull that stalled front back north of our area as a warm front. This is going to lead to 70+ degree weather, an increase in low level moisture, and, therefore, higher instability. Plus, the winds will also be changing direction & speed with height...which is called wind shear. This element is a key player for the potential of tornadoes forming on Christmas Day.
So, it's best that you continue to watch the weather updates as we get closer to the Holiday. We'll keep you informed as we continue to monitor the forecast for Christmas Day.
Have a Great Sunday!
Meteorologist Deitra Tate