Saturday Morning, December 15, 2018
Forecaster: Scott Martin
(Created 12/14/18 at 10:00 pm CST)
PESKY SHOWERS LINGER THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON SATURDAY: As the center of low pressure continues to work northeastward across the southeastern United States, it will pass over the northern parts of the state. While we will not see as much rain on Saturday as we are seeing today, we'll continue to have a small shower chance in the forecast for much of the area. Rain chances will be highest in the north, ranging from 20% to 50% from the I-85 corridor north. It will be another gloomy-looking day with all clouds and very little sun if any at all. Afternoon highs will only be in the lower to mid-50s. Rain chances finally start to come to an end during the evening hours, but an isolated light shower may be possible during the late night and overnight hours, mainly north of the I-20 corridor. Overnight lows will be in the lower to mid-40s.
SUNDAY WILL BE COOL AND DRY: With the low well off to our northeast moving off of the coast of Virginia, we'll finally get a chance to dry out for a good little while starting on Sunday. Skies will start off cloudy in the morning, but some clearing will occur and we could see a mix of clouds and sun by the late afternoon hours. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid to upper 50s.
NICE WEATHER THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: We'll have a stable weather pattern set up over Central Alabama for the first half of the work week ahead with a good bit of sunshine on each day with just a few clouds floating by. By Wednesday evening and into the overnight hours, another system will move into the area bringing with it a chance of showers starting just before midnight. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 50s to the lower 60s, Tuesday's highs in the mid-50s to the lower 60s, and in the upper 50s to the lower 60s on Wednesday. Rain chances on Wednesday night and into the overnight hours are around 20-30% at this point.
SHOWERS POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY, DRY AGAIN ON FRIDAY: As the disturbance continues to move through the southeast on Thursday, we'll continue to have a chance of showers throughout the day, but those chances will come to an end from west to wast during the early evening and late night hours. Afternoon highs will be in the mid-50s to the lower 60s. Dry weather returns on Friday as the system moves out of the area and off of the east coast. Skies will be mostly sunny with just a few clouds with highs in the 50s throughout Central Alabama.
ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: 2005 - Freezing rain and ice pellets fell throughout portions of the southeast U.S. The accumulation of ice caused about 683,000 utilities customers to lose power from northern Georgia northward through the western Carolinas. The power outages were the result of ice accretions of up to three-quarter inch in thickness. The ice storm was blamed for at least four deaths.
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