The story for this week is the temperatures and winter weather potential. According to the National Weather Service Birmingham, “a nice warming trend them temps go down as we head into the weekend.” Portions of our listening areas will get into the 60s today. Take a look at these graphs.

Over the weekend, I talked with a few people who were eager for some snow before the end of the winter season. The potential for winter weather has adjusted days quite a few times. The Old Farmer’s Almanac gives a long-range weather forecast for the Deep South for February 4 – 14, 2021, as “rainy periods, quite mild.”

James Spann, ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist, noted on his Facebook page that “confidence is growing that much colder air will move into the state Saturday night, but there is still considerable model disagreement in the chance of any precipitation. For now, we believe Saturday will be a mostly cloudy day with potential for temperatures to reach 60 degrees. There will some chance of rain Saturday afternoon or Saturday night, followed by sharply colder air Sunday."

"Temperatures will likely reach the teens over the northern half of the state early Sunday morning, with 20s all the way down to the Gulf Coast. Sunday will be a dry but cold day with a high in the 30s for the Tennessee Valley, close to 40 for places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Anniston, and mid to upper 40s for South Alabama.”

The Big Question, Will Alabama Get Winter Weather and When?

I do know that tracking the winter weather in the Deep South can difficult. Weather models seem to be inconsistent of each other at this moment for the upcoming weather scenario. Right now, Saturday night is in question for possible freezing rain and ice.

James Spann noted that “for now the reliable European global model says no, and we will side with that solution for now. But, just know the forecast could change as we get into the weekend. All global models have struggled with this pattern.”

As always, I believe in being prepared. As the week develops, it will become more apparent what should expect. I will continue to monitor this winter weather potential multiple times a day. - @MaryKRadio

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