Happy Friday! It'll be another chilly start to your day as we close out the final work week of 2017. Expect highs to reach the mid 50s.
We will see a break from the clouds Friday as winds may shift a bit more northwesterly in the upper levels of the atmosphere. Through the overnight hours, we'll stick with the clear skies and temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark. Saturday, expect clouds to return with highs approaching 60 degrees. A few showers can not be ruled out Friday night, but the chance is less than 10%.
An arctic front will move through around sunrise Saturday sending temperatures tumbling.
There is some hint that light precipitation could also accompany the Arctic cold front, but the probability is now only 20 percent. If there is still moisture around there is a small chance that some freezing rain or snow could occur Sunday night.
Fire displaces at least two Dorchester residents on Christmas Eve
According to Mobile Fire-Rescue, a call came out around 5:18 p.m. for a residential fire on Jessie Street in Mobile. Fire officials say the building contained 17 rooms, and all but one side of the building was completely destroyed.
These days could be the coldest so far this winter, the NWS reports. This would leave little chance of winter precipitation. Freezing temps are likely for all of North Texas by early afternoon on Sunday. I will continue to monitor the forecast trends and will keep you posted, so check back for updates through the weekend. The deep trough remains in place and looking into the first two weeks of January, the trough will remain in place, meaning very cold air for Alabama. With temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s, travel problems could develop. Temperatures remained well below freezing through the afternoon over most of the Ozarks with above freezing temperatures relegated to areas near and west of I-49. A breezy north wind will produce wind chills in the teens at times. Mornings will be in the low 20s early next week and some spots may briefly dip into the teens.
Along with Monday morning, prepare for hard freezes on Tuesday and Wednesday morning as well.
Final note, just be mindful of where you get weather information, and don't believe everything you see just because someone posted it on social media.