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A cold January night ahead for Alabama

Warmer, then wet, then it turns cold again
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 4:38 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 6:31 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Whew. If you need a few minutes to catch your breath, join the club. It’s been a wild weather ride over the past week. We’ve seen record highs, brutal cold, tornado watches and warnings, hail, fog and even spotty snow in the past seven days. We’ll get a couple of days to catch our breath, but the active pattern won’t allow much rest.

First, tonight will be cold. Temperatures should drop into the 27-34 degree range by sunrise - cold enough to bring in the pets, not quite cold enough to burst pipes.

Sunshine warms us into the upper 50s by tomorrow afternoon - still cold, but trending in the right direction. Expect a mix of sun and clouds for Wednesday, with afternoon temperatures rebounding into the 60s.

Those clouds eventually bring rain to the state Thursday and Thursday night. This system will likely bring another shot of wintry weather to Tennessee, but for us it looks too warm for anything other than rain.

A cold night is in progress
A cold night is in progress(WSFA 12 News)

Behind that front, expect another shot of cold air for Friday - highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s with temperatures dropping back below freezing by Saturday morning.

A cold night is in progress
A cold night is in progress(WSFA 12 News)

More rain arrives Saturday night into Sunday, then it turns cold again by next Monday.

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