Wes: First Alert for a chilly-rainy setup Tuesday afternoon and evening

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A cold front is currently making its way south across our area tonight. At last check, the temperatures had tumbled into the 60s across northern areas with feels-like temperatures still in the 80s and 70s further south.

The chance for isolated showers will continue overnight and into the morning hours. However, rain will becoming increasingly likely through Tuesday afternoon and evening. We may even hear a rumble of thunder. The cold front will continue to march south across our area tomorrow, however most of the rain will actually be lingering behind the front. The wet weather will overrun the cooler air, with periods of on and off showers through Wednesday morning.

I would plan for long sleeve weather on Tuesday, especially north of I-20. Temperatures in places like Cullman and Hamilton may struggle to break out of the upper 50s, with highs near 70 further south. Plan for a cold start on Wednesday, with clouds, lingering showers, and temperatures in the low 50s.

The clouds will be slow to move out on Wednesday, although it should feel pleasant later in the day. As the sky clears Wednesday night, temperature will take a big tumble into the 50s and 40s. Another cold front will impact there area during the Friday night and Saturday time frame. The wet weather should move out early on Saturday, with clearing and cooler temperatures for the second half of the weekend.

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