BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The code orange for air quality remains in effect through the afternoon. This is for high o-zone levels in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Temperatures throughout the afternoon have climbed into the upper 80s and lower 90s. The forecast remains very much in a summertime weather pattern. Expect only a small chance for showers this evening with temperatures falling into the lower to mid-60s.
Thursday will be mostly sunny again with a slight chance for afternoon showers and storms. The best chances for rain will come after 2 p.m. and continue through the early evening. Rain chances will remain the highest north of I-20 at around 20 percent. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s.
Friday will be mostly sunny with only a small chance for rain. Highs will reach the lower 90s. the forecast looks mostly sunny with highs in the lower 90s for the Mother's Day weekend. Lows will fall into the mid-60s.
Saturday will be sunny with highs reaching 91. By Mother's Day, expect temperatures to reach 91 during the afternoon. The sunshine to continue through early next week. We will remain in the Summer pattern next week. The long-range forecast keeps temperatures above average with little rainfall in the forecast.