Rain is Gone – Clouds/Fog Hang Tough

Posted on: 10:34 am, February 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:37am, February 23, 2013

The rain cleared Northeast Alabama earlier this morning, with thick clouds and fog remaining across much of the Tennessee Valley.  The fog has been stubborn to lift, with visibility still less than two miles in Cullman. Use your low beams and slow speed when driving through foggy areas. Below is the 10:00 am visibility map across the Tennessee Valley.

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Expect the fog to continue to slowly lift, with gradual clearing of clouds from northwest to southeast. Don’t expect to become mostly sunny, as clouds will hang around for most locations, throughout the majority of the day.  Temperatures are struggling to warm up so far this morning thanks to the fog and low clouds. Below are 10:00 am temperatures.

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High temperatures will range from near 60 degrees farther west around Northwest Alabama where there is more sun, to the low to mid 50s farther east, where clouds linger longer.  As drier and cooler air filters in, the sky will finally become completely clear overnight, with temperatures cooling into the low to mid 30s.  Patches of frost will be possible Sunday morning.

Sunday will be a gorgeous, sunny day and the warmest of the next seven days, so get those outdoor plans ready!  With abundant sunshine, highs will mainly warm into the low 60s.  Rain returns possibly as early as Monday morning, with a chance for scattered showers and an isolated storm through Monday night, tapering off Tuesday.  An upper level low will traverse Tennessee and Kentucky Tuesday and may bring a few snow flurries or sleet to southern middle Tennessee in particular, but no accumulation is expected.  Farther north around Nashville and north, some light accumulation may be possible.  More rain chances are possible Thursday and Friday. Below is a look at the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center’s 5-Day Precipitation Forecast valid through Thursday morning, showing roughly 0.5-1.5″ of rain for the Tennessee Valley over the next five days.  Keep in mind there could be isolated higher amounts.

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- Jennifer Watson

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