Clear, cold for now; rain returns this weekend

Sunshine dominates, but wet weather looks likely Saturday and Sunday...

Chilly now, and getting even colder!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Storm surveys continue across the Deep South, after yesterday’s tornado outbreak that killed two in Alabama and another in Louisiana. So far, NWS has confirmed an EF-2 tornado near Salt Well in Marengo County, and an EF-0 in northwestern Perry County.

We follow that up a chilly day with a cold night; we drop into the 26-33 degree range by sunrise Thursday.

Cool, dry weather continues Thursday and Friday, before a surface low cranks up in the Gulf of Mexico Friday night. This will spread rain over much of Alabama this weekend.

There’s still some uncertainty in timing and how long the rain will last, but some periods of wet weather are likely on Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. The surface low stays south of us, so we don’t expect severe weather with this system.

Chilly but sunny conditions expected Thursday ahead of the return of rain this weekend...
Chilly but sunny conditions expected Thursday ahead of the return of rain this weekend... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Warmer, drier weather returns by next Tuesday; this will continue into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, keep dreaming - highs head for the upper 60s and lower 70s with no rain, no snow and no ice.

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