We're through with the volatile storms that hopscotched across the area on Christmas. Today will be chilly with highs 20 degrees colder than yesterday as afternoon readings struggle to reach the 50s. West winds will gust up to 30mph, so bank on a blustery, raw day.
The National Weather Service will survey the downtown Mobile tornado track today along with the Mobile County EMA. They told us it make take most of the day to assess. It's looking like these are definitely tornado tracks in Mobile based on reports and matching radar signatures. The NWS damage assessments help define the wind speeds to ascertain tornado strength (EF1, EF2, or EF3). We'll bring you their findings as they are made available to us. The NWS teams will also determine what damaged areas were the result of tornadoes, and which ones were the result of damaging straight line winds.
Even colder air pours into the region tonight. Under clearing skies, overnight lows will fall to freezing in town, upper 20s possible inland. Temps gradually modify into the 60s by the first half of the weekend, but rain will creep back in Friday night into Saturday morning.
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster