And so comes Tuesday.
Unfortunately, we won't be completely done with the rain Tuesday as lingering showers return Wednesday thanks to the passage of another upper level disturbance which will make for a rather raw feel with otherwise cloudy and cold weather with highs only in the 50s. A line of rain and a few embedded thunderstorms will move eastward by mid-afternoon into the early evening.
Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 54 and an overnight low of 31. The front should exit off the coast by sunrise Wednesday allowing the rain to come to an end. Ben Bailey and I were just looking at some forecast upper air data for later tonight, and the wind aloft could be blowing at around 50 miles per hour just 1000 feet above the surface, so those late-night rain showers should be able to tap into that and give us some window rattling wind gusts.
Clouds thicken tonight, and a few showers are possible after midnight over north Alabama ahead of the Arctic front.
Credit National Weather Service
"We'll probably stay on the colder side of average for much of the rest of the month, with brief milder interludes like we've got at the moment". This is only the beginning of the cold air as a large and deep trough with the jet stream is expected to build into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast for the remainder of the week. Look northwest and see the intense cold for December building.
Temps: High of 78 degrees Monday and a low of 40 degrees Tuesday night.
And of course, when the winter cold arrives, next comes the big question of whether or not there will be any snowstorms. The chance is very low and this far our the forecast is still uncertain.
There's more of the same promised for Friday, with showers of rain, sleet and snow mixed with sunny spells during the day, followed by severe frost and icy patches as temperatures drop to as low as -3 degrees. So there is the chance we don't see any snow at all this week.More news: Cyclone Ockhi: Death toll 19 in TN and Kerala