BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - We are tracking a strong cold front which is currently impacting the Midwest. Ahead of the front, it is mild and windy. Expect those gusty winds to persist through tonight and into tomorrow morning. Make sure your Christmas decorations outside are secured. Today looks mainly dry, mostly cloudy, breezy and mild.
Tonight looks mainly dry, mostly cloudy, windy and mild. If you'll be going to a Christmas parade, like Wes Wyatt and Ugochi Iloka are this evening in West Alabama, then plan on temperatures in the 60s and breezy conditions.
FIRST ALERT for the main band of rain and some thunder to impact areas northwest of Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden between 8 a.m.and noon on Tuesday. The main line impacts the I-59 corridor during the early afternoon hours and points southeast through about 6 p.m. The line may produce strong wind gusts to 40-50 mph otherwise severe weather is not expected. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible for brief ponding threats on the roadways. Accumulation will range from .50" to 1" most places. Showers are possible the rest of the day and may create wet conditions for the Anniston Christmas Parade and temperatures will be much colder in the 40s.
The threat of light rain showers due to this stalling front lingers now through early Thursday. Temperatures in the 40s will be common through that time frame too.
FIRST ALERT for another surge of colder air on Friday and then again on Sunday. Temperatures will tumble into the teens some places by Sunday morning.
I know that the mention of snow has been floating around for Friday or Saturday but models have really backed off. We will continue to watch it but it looks too dry for snow.