SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Monday Storm System – Cold Rain for Most – Brief Mix for Some

Good Morning!  

Here’s the map setup on Monday morning at 6AM.  The exact placement of the Low pressure system is key to the forecast.

TODAY:  Becoming mostly cloudy, again.  Still cold for January.  High 47.  (Normal high 57).  Not as much wind. NE wind 5 to 10 mph.  Mostly cloudy tonight.  Low 36 in Montgomery.  Colder to the northwest of the city (34 to 36), and warmer southeast of the city (38-40).  Chance of some light rain after about 3AM.  Possible winter mix northwest of a Selma to Alex City line.  (See below for more)

MONDAY STORM SYSTEM:  For almost all of us, the Monday storm system will be just a cold rain.

However, in the pre-dawn hours of Monday morning, there could briefly be a mix of perhaps,  rain and sleet in parts of west central and central Alabama.

    Precipitation could reach the I-65 corridor by about2AM, and overspread the eastern counties by 5AM.  There could be briefly a Winter Mix of rain and sleet (ice pellets) generally along and northwest of a Selma to Alex City line.  That would includes parts of Autauga and Elmore counties. But, NO travel impacts are expected, and the by about mid-morning, the threat of any Winter Mix will end as the precipitation becomes all rain. 

In the colder air of northwest Alabama there could be a minor snow accumulation.  However, our friends west of Alabama…in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi could see a more significant accumulation from this system.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Cold rain Monday and Monday night.  Chilly Tuesday and Wednesday.  Warmest day of the week will be Thursday and Friday.  After Monday we should be dry

Have a GREAT Sunday! I’ll have a complete video update in the morning.  We’ll look ahead to later in the month to see what surprises might be lurking for the rest of January. 

–Rich