Brutally cold tonight, more rain coming soon

More ice and snow in northwest Alabama, more rain and storms for our area

Next system brings snow/ice risk to north Alabama, storms south!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A clear and very cold night is ahead across central and south Alabama. Temperatures will drop into the low and mid 20s in most of the southern half of the state, with colder numbers on the state’s western side. Pets should be inside tonight, and you should drip faucets and open sink cabinets overnight to prevent plumbing problems.

Temperatures will hit the mid-30s this afternoon before falling back into the 20s.
Temperatures will hit the mid-30s this afternoon before falling back into the 20s. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Another strong storm system will impact an expansive area of the country Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be a wintry side to that system; more snow and ice is likely across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and even northwest Alabama. In our area, temperatures should be warm enough for only rain. In fact, in the far southern part of Alabama, we may see enough warmth to fuel a few strong or severe thunderstorms Wednesday night into Thursday.

Rain and some thunder is likely for everyone Wednesday night into Thursday.
Rain and some thunder is likely for everyone Wednesday night into Thursday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Colder weather makes a brief comeback Friday, Friday night and Saturday, but we will warm up by early next week. In fact, high temperatures could approach the 70s by next Tuesday and Wednesday. Sign me up!

Highs will be in the upper 40s Friday, middle 50s Saturday and lower 60s Sunday! Another chance of rain showers exists Sunday night into early next week, but models disagree on when the best chance of rain will be with that system.

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