BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - FIRST ALERT FOR A FOGGY AND RAINY MORNING DRIVE: A milder air mass is building north tonight in advance of the next wave of rain. This milder air is leading to fog development, especially over eastern areas. After midnight a complex of steadier rain, with some embedded thunder, will build in from the southwest and impact our area throughout the morning. This will happen during the morning drive time, so plan on the possibility of slow downs and try to factor in some extra drive time. The steadier rain will start to taper off from west to east by lunchtime, with lingering clouds and drizzle into the afternoon. Plan for much colder weather during the drive home time, as temperatures will be tumbling into the 40s by 5 p.m. This will also make for a cold night for high school football, with a north wind continuing during the evening.
THE WEEKEND: Cold weather will be story for the start of the weekend, with Saturday morning lows in the mid-30s. Some areas to the far north may start the day near freezing. I can’t rule out some clouds early on but this should give way to sunshine, with highs only in the 40s. Plan on a cold day for College Football in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Athens. Frost will be likely Saturday night and then temperatures will start to rebound in advance of another rainmaker that will arrive Sunday night. Sunday will be a dry day, with a partly sunny sky, and highs in the mid to upper 50s.
FIRST ALERT FOR FREEZING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK: Showers will be likely by Monday morning and plan on a steady-cold rain throughout the day. This system will exit early on Tuesday and then temperatures will take a big tumble, with widespread 20s settling in by Wednesday morning. So plan for the first wide-spread frost of the season next week!