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Drastic weather change coming with January-like cold just over week away

Drastic weather change coming with January-like cold just over week away

This easterly component to the breeze should help keep high temperatures from really taking off but we should still see the numbers climb to above normal levels.

"Wednesday night will be a wet and very windy night for all, perhaps with some damaging winds across the north, but the rain should clear the southeast late Thursday morning".

Forecasters say there is a 70% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 8am on Thursday and 8am Sunday.

Dana Griffin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Huntsville, said the chance of snow is 20 percent to 30 percent Friday night through Saturday night. It will be slightly warmer than today with temperatures of between nine and 11 degrees.

The mild temperatures seen over the weekend are not going to last, and the mercury is set to drop in the coming days.

The forecast for the weekend calls for sunny skies with highs in the 50s.

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"Rain will clear on Thursday then turning much colder from the north with blustery showers developing". Rain developed early in the morning as this feature tapped gulf moisture.

Wednesday temperatures remain steady in the mid 60s even with clouds and rain off and on all day.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch will be possible tomorrow with some isolated spots possibly seeing more than that as the line of storms moves through. Ben Bailey and I were just looking at some forecast upper air data for later tonight, and the wind aloft could be blowing at around 50 miles per hour just 1000 feet above the surface, so those late-night rain showers should be able to tap into that and give us some window rattling wind gusts.

If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit the NHS website here.

For more weather news and information from James Spann and his team, visit AlabamaWx.

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