Jill: Even warmer than Monday!

Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRC
Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Moderate drought conditions continue to develop across west Alabama and abnormally dry conditions are doing the same as far east as I-65. Dry weather looks to prevail through Wednesday.

Breezy conditions persist Tuesday and sunshine will once again be abundant. Temperatures will be running about 10 degrees above normal the next two days. We will see lower 70s on the weather map this afternoon.

Our next storm system gets closer on Wednesday and will bring more clouds to the state and a small shower chance across west Alabama. Most places remain dry until Thursday.

The moisture return looks a bit more impressive ahead of the cold front on Thursday, so I raised the rain chance and coverage to 50 percent. Best chance for showers is in the morning and afternoon hours. It looks dry as of now for Lighting of the Way at Samford.

Rain looks to exit on Friday, though lingering clouds are likely with just slightly cooler temperatures.

The weather looks dry for Christmas parades, like the one in Cullman that the Storm Tracker will be at.

The weekend looks great and just a little cooler in the morning hours. Nice weather for those traveling east to the SEC Championship game. 

Next week, we will be watching a stronger cold front with more widespread precipitation that will either impact us on Tuesday or Wednesday. New data shows Wednesday. Long range data also hints at colder spells, but we will just have to wait and see.

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