Wes: Feeling much colder overnight with lingering showers to the far east

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A disturbance to our east continues to produce clouds and showers this evening. Some of the shower activity may drift into our far eastern counties before dissipating overnight. Otherwise, our sky will be mostly clear roughly along and west of I-65, with clouds further east.

Some of the coldest temperatures will be in areas with the clear sky, with lows ranging from upper 30s to low 40s. We could also see some patchy frost across portions of Marion, Winston, and Cullman counties. The good news is the sky will clear for Wednesday with a nice rebound in temperatures as highs near 70.

FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STORMS SATURDAY: Sunny weather will be the story for Thursday and Friday. You can expect chilly starts, with highs rebounding into the mid 70s. Another cold front will be entering the area on Saturday and this will bring a round of rain and storms Saturday. Right now it looks like most of the day will be warm, dry, and breezy, with the rain primarily impacting the area during the evening and overnight. Storms will be possible and we will need to be alert for the potential for storms this weekend. The cold front will move across our area early on Sunday morning bringing an end to the storm threat. I do expect some lingering clouds on Sunday and this will help hold down temperatures, with highs struggling to reach 60.

THE LONG RANGE: There are still some questions regarding the setup for early next week as a low pressure system will be developing over the Gulf and spreading rain across south Alabama, southern Georgia, and Florida. This system may bring more clouds to our area, along with a chance of rain to start next week. So we will be fine tuning the forecast with respect to how much of this rain could impact our coverage area.

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