Wes: Light mist, drizzle continues overnight

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A cloudy and damp setup will linger overnight, with patchy areas of light mist and drizzle. The precipitation will lift out of the area Sunday morning however the clouds will likely linger through the morning and possibly into the afternoon. The clouds will make for another chilly day, with highs in the 50s.

FIRST ALERT FOR RAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT: We will start off the week dry, with mostly sunny weather for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures won’t be as frigid, with highs near 60 degrees for the first half of the week. Lows at night will remain above freezing, with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Rain and clouds will return to the state late Wednesday, with a period of rain Wednesday night and into the day on Thursday. Winter arrives on Friday and some of the long range data shows the colder air entering the state before all of the moisture exits the state on Friday. So it’s possible we could see another brief wintry mix over parts of the area, with a few snowflakes mixing in with the rain before ending. We may also see a few snow flurries as temperatures tumble into the mid to upper 30s Friday morning.

NEXT WEEKEND AND THE LONG-RANGE: The late week system should exit by Saturday, with gradual clearing for next weekend. Good news for those planning on shopping or traveling for the Christmas holiday. I’m still seeing the possibility of some showers around Christmas Eve. The forecast temperature guidance suggests temperatures may rebound into the low 60s on Christmas Eve. The pattern looks to remain quite active through Christmas week, with another series of rainmakers impacting the state. I will have more details on this long range forecast later tonight on the news. I will also share updates on the WBRC First Alert Weather App!

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