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Wes: Tracking a system that will bring a rain threat this weekend

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The sky remains clear and temperatures are on the fall. At last check many locations were already feeling 40-degree temps but I do expect readings to level off in the low to mid 40s in most locations. A light southeast breeze will return but this will add a chill in the morning, especially in the higher elevations. You may notice some frost on the mailbox in the sheltered outlying areas to the northeast. I’m expecting another good supply of sunshine early on tomorrow, but this will be filtering through higher level cloudiness later in the day. We should have some awesome sunset pictures tomorrow with high level cirrus! A front will arrive tomorrow night and with a lack of moisture, only a few sprinkles are expected to the north. Most areas will remain dry through tomorrow night, with lots of clouds and lows in the 40s. We will have a southeast wind tomorrow and winds will become northwest after the front crosses the area early Thursday morning.

FIRST ALERT FOR RAIN SATURDAY: We will close out the work-week with more dry weather for Thursday and Friday. I’m expecting a colder start Friday morning, with lows near 40°. Clouds will be on the increase Friday night and right now I’m expecting nice weather for High School Football. Forecast Model Guidance suggests the wet weather will arrive during the day on Saturday, which would impact the tailgates and college football. The rain could enter west Alabama as early as 6 a.m. Saturday morning and this system is expected to impact our area from west to east throughout the day and evening. The rain may begin a bit later in the morning over West Alabama, but I would be prepared just in case the system rolls in earlier. I’m not expecting much in the form of thunder as instability will be limited. This will mostly be a rainmaker and the wet weather should quickly taper off from west to east Saturday evening.

FIRST ALERT FOR FREEZING TEMPERATURES: Colder air will spill into the region on Sunday, with a chilly north wind. I’m forecasting an average low near 31 on Monday morning however some areas could tumble into the 20s. So get ready for the possibility of freezing temps for the start of next week! We will have more specifics beginning with the Four today. Join us on WBRC!

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