BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - FREEZE WARNINGS THIS WEEKEND: Bring in the plants and check on the pets! I’ve got a First Alert for the possibility of freezing temperatures over the next two mornings. Winds remain quite gusty tonight as colder air pours into the state. Lows tonight will be near freezing, especially over East Alabama and north of I-20. Tomorrow night the freezing line may drop as far south as Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Higher winds will also play a role in the temperature trend overnight. Be ready for wind chills in the 20s when you head out the door Saturday morning.
The rain has ended, but there are still quite a few low clouds overhead tonight. Some of these clouds may be around early on but we’re expecting some sunshine Saturday, with gradual clearing. Despite our chances for brighter weather, a cold north wind will have a big impact on comfort levels throughout the day. Kickoff temperatures will near 50 degrees in Tuscaloosa, with 40s in Birmingham and Athens. The sky will clear and winds will calm tomorrow night. This will set the stage for another freeze warning, including a heavy frost Sunday morning.
FIRST ALERT FOR MORE RAIN ON MONDAY: After a cold start on Veterans Day, temperatures will rebound into the 50s. We will enjoy some sunshine on Sunday; however, clouds will thicken with showers arriving Sunday night. I’m expecting a cloudy and rainy day on Monday and there may be a few thunderstorms. This system will exit early on Tuesday, with another big drop in temperatures. Plan on lows in the 20s early on Wednesday morning. We will pass along lots of updates on our Weather App throughout the weekend and Meteorologist Fred Hunter will have more updates beginning at 5 a.m. on WBRC FOX6.