Rain Likely Sunday with a Few Thunderstorms

After a very nice winter day, clouds are thickening across the state in advance of our next weather system due in here Sunday.  A lot of rain has broken out in the Central and Southern Plains today, and the front responsible for that will continue to move in our direction.  It will take some time for our airmass to moisture for the rain to make it all the way to th ground, but we do expect rain to fall mainly after 10am in the morning in western counties and it will continue to spread eastward with occasional rain showers across much of central Alabama the remainder of the day.  As the front approaches and weather system strengthens, a few thunderstorms could also occur, mainly Sunday evening into Sunday night.  Daytime highs on Sunday will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

On the back side of the area of low pressure, winds will shift around from the northwest, drawing in colder air.  There could be just enough leftover moisture to squeeze out a few snow flurries in the wee hours of the morning Monday through around mid-morning.  Temperatures will stay above freezing, so we expect no problems.
Monday will be a blustery, cold type of day with clouds at times.  Afternoon highs will only top out around 40 degrees.  Expect a frigid night Monday night as low drop into the mid 20s by early Tuesday morning.
We’ll see ample Tuesday with a high around 50 degrees.
We’ll be watching a system that could bring another shot at some rain Thursday into Thursday night.  There are some signs that the mid levels of the atmosphere would support a light wintry mix Thursday.  We’ll be tracking this closely over the next several days so be sure to check back!