MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A deep upper trough will pivot overhead tonight; with very cold air aloft, there's probably enough instability and moisture to kick off some light rain showers. Late tonight, as temperatures drop, a few spots could pick up a few quick snow flurries. If this happens, the best chance of seeing flakes would be north of Montgomery. Even there, we don't expect any travel impacts or substantial accumulation of snow. Novelty at best.
BIG STORY: COLD! Temperatures drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s tonight; most of us will drop below the freezing mark. And, the stout northwest breeze will make it feel even colder tonight AND tomorrow. Wind chill values could drop into the upper teens in spots around sunrise Tuesday. Highs tomorrow stay stuck in the 39-45° range, but the whipping wind will make it feel much colder. Dress warmly! Also worth mentioning that we can't rule out a few snow flurries or light sprinkles. Again, not a big deal.
COLD NIGHTS AHEAD: Our coldest nights will be Tuesday night and Wednesday night, when we'll drop into the 23-27° range areawide. Plan on bringing in your pets every night this week and be sure you and your kids are dressed warmly each morning. If you've had problems with pipes bursting in the past or you have substandard insulation, you might consider letting faucets drip Tuesday night and Wednesday night. For most, though, this shouldn't be "pipe-bursting" cold.
STAYING COOL: The model data has trended slightly cooler later this week into the weekend; the earlier idea of a substantial late-week warm-up is off the table. We believe we'll stay in the lower 50s Thursday, with low and mid 50s Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our next small chance of rain comes on Friday, but confidence is low in the evolution of that system. If it does rain Friday, it would be light and spotty.