BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Fantastic weather out there Thursday and it's only going to get better by Friday morning. Temperatures will be even cooler with most areas in the 50s. FIRST ALERT though for areas of patchy fog Friday morning that could be dense in a few spots and limit visibility. Allow a little extra drive time to account for this.
The heat and humidity gradually builds through the weekend ahead of our next cold front. There is just a small chance for pop up showers across east Alabama on Friday afternoon, otherwise it looks dry through Saturday. On Sunday, the cold front approaches from the west and causes widely scattered showers and storms to form. I bumped the chance to 30%. For those over in Talladega, you might want to consider bringing a poncho just in case now.
The cooler air behind the front arrives on Monday and it will be breezy too. Seasonal lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s are expected through most all of next week. The coolest morning looks to set up on Tuesday with many locations in the 40s.
It looks dry too so you'll have to continue to water your lawn and garden.
Hurricane Ophelia is a Cat 1 with 90 mph winds and one of the strongest hurricanes that far east in the Atlantic during the month of October since Ivan in 1980. Ophelia is forecast to track towards Ireland over time and weaken to a tropical storm.