First Alert: Rain and storms return on Sunday afternoon

-FIrst Alert Weather 9p 5-17-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE WEEKEND AND WEATHERFEST: Most areas will enjoy dry weather for tomorrow, with highs reaching the upper 80s. Hopefully, you can join us Saturday for WeatherFest at the McWane Science Center. The event is free and goes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also, if you need help with programming your NOAA Weather Radio, we can help you tomorrow. I can’t rule out a stray shower or storm in the afternoon and early evening. However, I would plan on watering the garden.

The chance for rain and storms will increase on Sunday as a more organized line of rain and storms approaches from the west. This line should weaken as it enters our area but we could have a couple of stronger storms with gusty winds west of I-65. This line looks to reach our far western counties after 3 p.m. So plan on a dry start to the day and be on the lookout for lightning alerts on the Weather App in the afternoon.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: The next cold front that nears our area will end up stalling before reaching the state. Therefore, we will remain in a hot and steamy air mass to start the week. In fact, highs could top 90º on Tuesday. Scattered storms and showers will be possible on Monday, with only a stray to isolated shower for Tuesday and Wednesday. Right now is certainly looks like we’ve made the transition into a summer pattern. We will have updates for you every six minutes starting at 4 p.m.

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