FIRST ALERT: Tracking snowfall chances

FIRST ALERT: Tracking snowfall chances

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Mostly cloudy skies, heavy rain, and windy conditions across the state as we track a strong cold front. Winds have reached near 50 mph briefly at the Birmingham airport. Temperatures will quickly fall into the 40s Tuesday evening with rain shifting to the east. Rain chances will remain high through Wednesday with spotty showers. Expect overnight lows in the upper 30s.

Wednesday will be cloudy and wet with highs in the mid 40s. It is possible we could see a few flurries in the higher elevations of East Alabama. This will not be a factor in travel. Wednesday night lows will fall into the upper 30s.

Thursday will be cloudy and chilly with temperatures in the upper 40s.

Snow chances are possible on Friday mainly along the I-85 corridor. If you have travel plans, several forecast models are suggesting some periods of light snowfall extending from Mississippi through Montgomery, Auburn, and then Georgia. This will occur during the daytime and warm ground temperatures will mean little travel impact. This is something to watch closely because we could see some changes in the forecast as we get closer to Friday. The overall threat does look minimal at this time.

The weekend should be mainly sunny and cold. Expect highs in the upper 40s on Saturday. It will be bitter cold on overnight Saturday into Sunday with lows around 27. Sunday should be sunny with a high of 48. Warmer temperatures are expected on Monday with highs in the upper 50s.

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