FIRST ALERT Weather: Dry, cool weather moving in

FIRST ALERT Weather: 12/16/2018

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The low pressure area responsible for circulating the rain across the region has moved east but circulation of moisture around the system continues to furnish plenty of clouds which will be slow to break up through the remainder of the day.

Clouds remain dominant especially in East Alabama before finally beginning to dissipate. The remnant cloud cover will limit temperatures in the east but with drier air moving in, temperatures will be near 60 in West Alabama. By the evening clouds will break up with overnight lows ranging from 37-40 with mostly dry conditions.

Dry cool conditions are expected during the early morning hours Monday and Tuesday with afternoon highs around 60. Then, another system begins taking shape in The Southern Plains digging east and producing showers as early as Wednesday afternoon with rain chances increasing overnight Wednesday night and continuing through the day Thursday, into the evening hours Thursday night and continuing Friday.

Wrap-around precipitation and remnant moisture could end as a rain/snow mix if enough cold air arrives before the moisture totally departs but chances for any accumulating snow is not likely and will be followed by a cool, dry, sunny forecast Saturday after early morning lows drop to or a degree or two below freezing by sunrise Saturday morning.

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