Cold Weather Alert issued as Sussex temperatures set to plunge

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Tuesday will be a soaker with periods of heavy rain expected throughout the day.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 49.

It was originally thought that there could be leftover showers on Wednesday, but now it's looking like the rain will clear out with plenty of time before sunrise on Wednesday, so I'm taking away the rain chances of Wednesday. Anywhere from a half inch to one inch of total rainfall is expected area wide. Warmer, and more moist air increasing ahead of this front may allow for a spotty shower to develop late, but it likely won't be until later in the day on Tuesday that a more widespread, steady rain develops. Temperatures should be in the low 30°s by Tuesday evening. 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.

The weather will clear Wednesday night, the service said, but the temperature will drop to the upper 20s. Enough cold air could be present for the first snowflakes of the season across parts of Alabama by the end of the week. Highs in the low 30s (0 degrees Celsius).

Mostly cloudy Friday night, with lows near 20 degrees (-6 to -7 degrees Celsius).

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Saturday: Chance of light snow.

A frosty start; otherwise, sunny to partly cloudy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

At the moment, it looks like rain will spread from the west on Saturday night and there a risk that it may fall as snow for a time in some parts.

Sunday: Mostly sunny; high of 36.

Meanwhile, Britain is braced for its coldest December in seven years, with freezing conditions set to bring snow and winds gusting up to almost 100kph to certain parts this week.

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