FIRST ALERT: Surge of colder air expected ahead of weekend rainmaker

First Alert Weather 9p 1-8-19

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - We tied a record high in Tuscaloosa today with most areas reaching the low to mid 70s. Now temperatures are back on the fall and when you step out the door in the morning you can expect temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.

The good news is more bright and sunny weather can be expected for Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s. I would plan on freezing temperatures Thursday morning, with lows in the 20s.

Dry weather will continue through Friday, however the next big rainmaker will start to impact the state Friday night. A low pressure system will be crossing the state and this will bring a cloudy and rainy setup that will last throughout the day on Saturday.

The steadier rain should taper off to scattered showers Saturday evening. We will also have a chance for lingers showers on Sunday.

For now, I’m not too concerned about a threat for any strong to severe storms with this system, although we will need to keep an eye on the river stages and the possibility of more river flooding. Forecast rain amounts are expected to be in the 1” to 2” range this weekend.

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