BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - This nice weather is going to carry over into the the evening, with pleasantly warm temperatures through late night. There are a few showers to the northwest on radar but this activity is mostly not reaching the ground. We are tracking a cold front that will bring a partly cloudy sky later tonight and a small chance of isolated showers tomorrow. Any wet weather should be brief and I certainly wouldn’t cancel any big plans. If you’re visiting Talladega for the big race, don’t forget the sunscreen because we are expecting some decent cloud breaks in the afternoon. The cold front will be stalling and dissipating so we won’t see a big drop in temperatures. In fact, feels-like temperatures will likely rise into the mid-80s during the race.
FIRST ALERT FOR BUILDING HEAT NEXT WEEK: The big story for next week will be a strengthening upper level ridge that will bring a sharp rise in temperatures. We will have mostly sunny weather for Monday and Tuesday, with highs reaching the upper 80s. Some locations may reach the 90-degree mark by mid-week. The ridge will start to weaken on Wednesday and this will allow for a few scattered afternoon pop-up showers and storms.
Another cold front will move our way on Thursday and bring an increase in the chance of rain and storms. It seems like this pattern we’re in is bringing the highest rain chances during the Thursday/Friday time frame. Plan on that being the story again next week. I’m expecting an increase in the number of showers and storms on Thursday afternoon, with peak rain chances Thursday night, followed by a gradual end in the wet weather from west to east on Friday. I will be sharing more specifics on this system in my forecast starting at 9 p.m. on WBRC FOX6.