Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – Good morning, Gulf Coast!
Throughout the day, the rain will continue to move from northwest to southeast and will exit our area around midday. In the wake of that rain/cold front, temps will fall QUICKLY to the 40’s this afternoon. There will also be a brisk north wind at around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Most will get a break in the rain this afternoon and evening.
After midnight tonight, the front will stall to our south helping rain chances to return near the coast. Temperatures will continue to fall to near or below freezing as well. Because of the rain and the falling temperatures, light freezing rain/drizzle will be a possibility late tonight into Friday morning mainly north of I-10 and west of I-65. This could lead to a glaze of ice on bridges, overpasses and ramps with some slick spots on roadways as well. In NW FL and near the coast, cold rain is more likely.
There is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in place For Jackson and George counties in MS, Mobile and Baldwin in AL and Escambia in NW FL from midnight tonight until noon Friday for the potential for freezing rain (light glaze possible). Inland communities are not included since models are showing dry air being present and no rain falling (even though it will be cold enough). If rain were to make it that far north (the bulk of the rain will remain offshore), freezing rain would be possible. Coastal communities will likely not see it due to temps most likely staying above freezing.
By mid-morning Friday, temps will rebound to above freezing and the chance for any wintry mix diminishes. Showers could stick around. Lows Friday night will drop to the upper 20’s and lower 30’s with highs only making it to the upper 40’s Saturday (wind chill values in the 30’s most likely). Below average temps continue with a few coastal showers Saturday and sunshine returning Sunday.