The cold front that has been playing around with nature's thermostat for the past few days has finally cleared the area. Colder weather will continue to filter into the region tonight, with lows in the 30s in most areas. A strong upper level low pressure system moving across LA and MS tonight will bring a final round of precipitation to the area. Rain showers will continue off and on tonight. By early Thursday, the atmosphere will become cold enough across areas along Hwy 84 for a possible mix of rain and snow. No accumulation is expected and most of the snow will stay well north of the region into central and north Alabama. Skies will become partly cloudy by afternoon, and winds will increase with gusts around 30 at times through the evening hours. Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40s in most areas. Lows will drop well into the 30s Thursday night.
Sunshine and lighter winds are expected Friday with highs in the 50s. This weekend looks very nice with sunshine and temps in the 60s. Another strong cold front will move through Sunday and bring colder weather for Monday and Tuesday. Highs in the 50s are expected Monday, but we will barely crack 50 on Tuesday. A slow warm-up commences by the middle of next week. No rain is expected between Thursday afternoon and next Wednesday at this time.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley