We have a busy weekend and week ahead of us!! Not only do we have the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl that is starting tonight at 8:15pm, we then also have the first day of winter on Sunday followed by some more rain chances before we make it to Christmas. Lets jump right into the forecast…
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Cloudy skies lingering around through the day look to stay put. Since we didn’t see much sunshine during today, temperatures are going to start off a little bit cooler than previously expected... by the time the game kicks off at 8:15 pm, we should be close to 50 degrees, if not already in the upper 40s. We will probably only drop a few degrees during the duration of the game due to those cloudy skies. Winds do not look to be bad, either. Might want to bring a jacket with you just in case.
Rest of Tonight: Things will remain on the cloudy side… temperatures will drop down into the low and mid 40s because of that.
Sunday – First day of Winter: On Sunday at 5:03 PM, astronomical winter (aka the winter solstice) begins. Not a bad way to start it either; it will not feel like the first day of the new season here in Alabama. We are tracking the chances for some showers, but they will definitely be falling in the form of rain drops and not snowflakes. Most of Sunday looks to remain on the dry side, but yet another round of rain could redevelop later on in the day (~20% of seeing a shower or two). Temperatures will be close to normal for this time of year… many of us will reach the upper 50s.
New Workweek: We will be dealing with more on/off rain chances for the next couples of days. This is good for those cities and towns that really need more rain due to our current drought situation. More warm moisture and unsettled air will surge into our area, allowing for rain to develop. As of right now, the best day for the majority of Alabama to see some showers will be on Tuesday... some models are shifting toward a solution that could potentially allow for the possibility of severe weather. We will continue to watch this forecast closely and update as needed.
Preview to Christmas: Both Christmas Eve and Christmas look to remain dry and slightly on the cooler side. We should see abundant sunshine with highs climbing into the low 50s on Wednesday and mid to upper 50s by Thursday.
Amanda Curran, Doppler 12 StormVision Meteorologist
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