FIRST ALERT: Freezing temperatures expected late week

FIRST ALERT: Freezing temperatures expected late week

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Expect lots of sunshine across the state for the rest of Tuesday afternoon. The big story is the chill in the air. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s Tuesday night.

Cool temperatures will prevail Wednesday with highs in the lower 50s. Expect freezing temperatures by Thursday morning with overnight lows near freezing. Thursday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the lower 50s. Expect clear skies in the forecast Thursday night with lows around 30. It will be a good idea to protect the pets and plants.

Friday will be mostly sunny and a bit warmer with highs in the lower 60s. We will see a slight increase in cloud cover Friday night with lows in the mid-40s.

Big changes are coming for the weekend. Saturday looks wet with showers and even a few thunderstorms returning during the afternoon and evening. Highs Saturday will reach the mid-60s. Widespread rain is expected Saturday night with lows in the lower 50s. Rain will linger through Sunday. Highs will reach the lower 60s.

Expect sunshine back in the forecast Monday afternoon with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

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