FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers Thursday

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

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - You won't need a jacket the rest of Wednesday because temperatures are heading into the lower 70s this afternoon. We will see a few clouds and mainly dry weather. Tonight, moisture increases as a cold front approaches from the west. Showers will be possible after 3 a.m. and especially during the morning and lunch time drive on Thursday.

The coverage of rain will be around 50 percent and taper off to the southeast during the evening hours. Temperatures will still be mild and highs in the middle 60s.

It looks mainly dry as of now for Lighting of the Way at Sanford and for folks heading out to the UAB basketball game. Low clouds to start on Friday and then decreasing clouds during the day and just a bit cooler.

The weather looks dry for the Cullman Christmas Parade, which the Storm Tracker will be at. The weather also looks nice for the Helena Christmas Parade on Saturday and temperatures will be topping off in the upper 60s.

The weekend looks great overall 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 the better chance is back to the Tuesday time frame. For now, I'm going with a 60 percent chance for rain and storms next Tuesday and a 30 percent chance for showers on Wednesday.

Once the cold front passes through we could be talking about highs in the 40s by the middle to late portion of next week. Long range data also shows and even colder blast the week after next.

Keep checking back with us for updates on this evolving winter-like forecast.

Walking you through the rain chances on WBRC FOX6 News at Noon.

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