FIRST ALERT: Rain chances climb Friday - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

FIRST ALERT: Rain chances climb Friday


The forecast will remain dry overnight with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Friday will be mostly cloudy and rain is possible late in the afternoon, especially north of I-20 and west of I-65. Expect highs in the lower to mid-70s.

On Friday evening, we will be tracking a line of heavy rainfall with embedded storms that will approach west Alabama after 7 p.m. The best chance for thunder and perhaps a strong storm looks to set up south of I-20 and west of I-65. The overall severe threat looks fairly low, but be prepared for an isolated wind gust over 60mph - especially west of I-65 during the evening.

Heavy rainfall will be the primary concern. Amounts will range from 1-2” locally on Friday night and into Saturday morning. The heaviest rain exits southeast after 7 a.m. and temperatures fall and winds increase from northwest to southeast. The good news is most of the rain is gone early Saturday with a slow clearing during the afternoon.

Saturday starts in the 60s, drops to the 40s once the front passes by mid-morning and then bounces back to the 50s during the afternoon hours.

A FIRST ALERT for freezing temperatures on Sunday morning.

Monday, rain and storm chances continue to fluctuate. I am bumping up the coverage to 50% but keeping the chance for severe storms along the Gulf Coast.

Tuesday looks colder and then we warm back up again next week.

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