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Storm Team Sunday Evening Forecast 12/30/2012

Posted at 4:54 PM, Dec 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-30 11:57:00-05


 High pressure has reclaimed the southeast. Skies will remain mainly clear however we cannot rule out a few clouds due to residual moisture within the mid and upper levels. New Years Eve brings in an increase in cloud development but it looks like rain models will hold off until New Year Day late afternoon/early evening. Pressure maps and water vapor imagery show a front passing over the area through Tuesday into Wednesday with a surface low trailing right behind the front indicating more rainfall into Thursday and possibly Friday morning. Rain chances will begin at 20% Tuesday and increase to 40% Wednesday with a 60% rain chance Thursday dropping to 20% Friday morning as the surface low passes over head. Though rain chances are high, this doesn't mean we will see strong storms. In fact, upper level models area showing a great lack of instability over the southeast meaning only showers are expected Tuesday night through Thursday night.  Mostly Sunny to Partly cloudy skies return by Friday late afternoon into the next weekend. Temperatures will be rather low tonight, flirting above and below freezing. Freeze Warnings are in effect for most of the panhandle, South Georgia and Alabama tonight into Monday morning. Possibility of frost is not out of the question in the early morning Monday. Temps rise to the low 60s tomorrow afternoon but with the encroaching front and low pressure system, temps will increase gradually to the upper 60s/low 70s into Tuesday. As the front passes, afternoon high temps drop into the upper 50s and low 60s and remain there through the seven day outlook.