Thick fog Monday morning left it moist and cool for most of the day, even though the sun returned, and since it is still so moist, it develops more patchy thick fog tonight. The temperatures are low enough to have some patchy "freezing mist" in some of the colder valleys: especially near larger water sources like the lakes along the Tennessee River, Wills Valley, and Paint Rock and Flint Rivers.
Expects downturns in the lower and middle 30s early Tuesday with some frost and fog; we get another day with almost full sunshine with afternoon heights between 52ºF and 59ºF around most of northern Alabama and south tennessee. Some cloudy clouds go into Tuesday, but more clouds thicken on Wednesday, leading to a rainy set-up for the end of the week!
When does the rain come? A rainy setup begins Wednesday night with some scattered showers and really sets 'in' on Thursday with a 90% chance of rain at all times throughout the day. While most of the rain looks relatively easy, some downs can add up to more than an inch of rain in spots; On average, we expect around 1/2 "to 1" of total precipitation from Wednesday evening to Friday night in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee.
Has anyone said "snow?" Yes and no. There is always a chance there is not one, but it looks like one of the offers where some snowflakes fall but has little or no real chance of collecting more than a dust or fraction of an inch if it Friday afternoon and evening.
The storm system moves through later this week becomes "deeper" (stronger) and the air over the head gets colder because of it. It looks cold enough to generate snow on Friday; But it mostly melts before it can get to the ground because there is very little fresh cold air coming into the surface. So it will snow that crawls around 2000 feet above our heads; mostly melts before it comes to the ground or as it is due on Friday.
Holiday Christmas Day: It's safe to say that this will be a "normal" period around Christmas to North Alabama: heights of the 50s, no signs of snow and the possibility of a little rain.
The weekend looks quite quiet: a morning freeze on Saturday and an afternoon high in the late 50's. Sunday looks a bit milder with a little rain at the end of the day.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve: no snow, but some rain is possible (more on monday than Tuesday). Expect heights in the 50's to Christmas Day, but there is a chance that we will be in the 60's by next Wednesday!
By the way, the historical chance of a white Christmas (more than 1 "snow on the hill on Christmas Day) is only 1% in Huntsville, 2% in Muscle Shoals, and only 2% in Nashville. The odds of having a high Temperature at or above 70ºF on Christmas Eve is higher (but not much): only around 4.5 percent! We have only been above 70ºF four times since 1907 on Christmas day.
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