Wes says to expect another cold, dry Monday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The chill remains in the air tonight, with temperatures taking another big tumble. Lows will be in the mid to upper 30s to start the day tomorrow. I can’t rule out more patchy frost early on, mainly for areas north of I-20. The good news is we will have more sunshine and tranquil weather throughout the day tomorrow, with highs back in the 60s.

LIGHT FREEZE THREAT EARLY TUESDAY: Temperatures could drop closer to freezing early on Tuesday so make sure the plants are protected. I’m expecting more sunny weather for Tuesday and Wednesday, which will mark the official start of the spring season. Highs could reach the upper 60s by Wednesday afternoon, with an increase in clouds Wednesday night.

POSSIBLE SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY: Another disturbance will impact the state by early Thursday. Yesterday’s model runs suggested all of the rain with this system would remain north however new guidance suggests this may produce a few scattered showers for our area. We’ve introduced a small 20 percent chance of a shower for Wednesday night and early Thursday. The sky should quickly clear, with sunshine returning and temps rebounding into the 70s for the weekend. I do expect a big increase in rain chances again on Sunday so we will be passing along lots of updates on the weekend impacts.

LONG-RANGE OUTLOOK: New data from NOAA suggests El Niño won’t be going away anytime soon. This phenomena has contributed to the very rainy and stormy setup this winter season. There is an 80% chance El Niño will continue through the spring and a 60 percent chance of continuation through the summer season. So if this verifies we could be looking at more frequent periods of rainy and stormy weather in the spring and summer. This phenomena can also cause a less active hurricane season. I will have more updates to pass along starting at 9 p.m. on WBRC FOX6!

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