The Next 24 Hours – Cool Wednesday
Tuesday felt more like mid-December than mid-November, and unlike the past few cold snaps, this one promises to last a while! If circumstances were different and we expected full sunshine on Wednesday, there would be at least a little bit of a warm-up. Clouds will be too thick during the day to allow for much warming whatsoever; expect a high in the lower to middle 50s on Wednesday afternoon with more clouds than sun and a cool northeast breeze around 10 MPH in the middle of the day.
A strong area of high pressure to our northeast will keep the cool air flowing, but it also steering an area of slightly milder, more humid air into the Tennessee Valley from the east:
A pressure “trough” over Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee will serve to create an area of converging air streams over the region; that gives us a tiny risk of an isolated shower or two around here on Wednesday evening and Wednesday night. The best chance of rain will be south of Cullman, Albertville, and Fort Payne where the moisture is a little thicker.
Clouds will keep some communities in the 40s all day in East and Northeast Alabama; most of Alabama and Tennessee west of I-65 will at least make 50-53º (if not 55-57º in the western edge of Alabama) on Wednesday.
Climate Data for November 14th
Sunrise: 6:20 AM
Sunset: 4:42 PM
Average High: 64 Record 83 (1955)
Average Low: 42 Record 18 (1911)
Hours of Daylight: 10:22 (1 minute shorter)