Tracking breezy winds & cold temperatures to start the week

Wind gusts around 30 mph will make it feel like the 20s across the region Monday morning
FIRST ALERT 12: Tracking snow showers & major winds gusts, overnight along with frigid wind chills Monday AM.
Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 3:47 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 2, 2022 at 10:18 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Rain is briefly changing over to snow showers across parts of West Alabama. We will see snow possible for locations along and north of Highway 80 overnight. Even with quick bursts of snow falling, grounds will be rather warm preventing any major issues occurring. We will just have to monitor slick spots on bridges and overpasses.

The remainder of Central to South Alabama will see just plain old cold rain overnight, which will tapper off by the early morning hours on Monday. Wind gusts overnight will be very breezy, as high as 30 to 40 mph at times. All that winds is funneling in the cold air, that will continue pushing into the state overnight.

First Alert Weather
First Alert Weather(First Alert Weather)

Monday is looking cold, breezy and mainly cloudy to start the day. Wind chills could be in the 20s as we wake up. Highs will struggle to warm into the middle to upper 40s by the afternoon, with mostly sunny skies returning. Winds will be out of the northwest around 10 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph. Monday night, skies remain clear, helping lows fall back into the upper 20s to lower 30s region wide with light to calm winds.

Tuesday expect mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs back into the middle to upper 50s. Tuesday night, lows will hover in the upper 30s to lower 40s under mostly clear conditions.

Wednesday we are back with partly cloudy skies and afternoon highs will creep into the lower 60s. An isolated shower is possible late Wednesday night with skies becoming mostly cloudy and lows in the middle 40s.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Our next weather system looks to impact the region on Thursday. Expect cloudy skies with showers and a few storms possible. Highs Thursday will warm into the middle 60s. Temperatures will drop behind the system on Thursday, with overnight lows back into the 30s.

Cold air arrives again on Friday. Highs will warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s under mainly sunny skies. Friday night, clear skies help lows fall into the lower 30s.

The start to this upcoming weekend is looking dry, but long range forecast models hint at more rain returning to the area by next Sunday.

Expect Mainly sunny skies for Saturday with high in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Partly cloudy conditions for Saturday night with lows in the middle 40s. Clouds are back for Sunday with a possible shower and highs in the middle 60s.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

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