FIRST ALERT: A chance of rain and storms followed by a surge of much cooler air

First Alert Weather 9p 10-6-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - TRACKING RAIN AND STORMS: Tonight we are tracking a line of rain and storms to the northwest that will impact our area tomorrow. This wet weather is associated with a cold front that will also bring a big drop in temperatures. It’s already feeling very pleasant across the area tonight, with a light breeze, and a mostly clear sky. The chance for rain and storms will begin in northwest areas early on and then work southeast during the day. This won’t be a drought ending type rain but there could be a few locally heavy downpours. No organized severe weather is expected, although it may be windy at times as the cold front arrives. We will start the day with a southeast breeze becoming northerly by lunchtime. This northerly flow will set the stage for a cooler afternoon, with partly to mostly cloudy conditions, and highs mainly in the 70s.

The fall-feel will certainly be in the air when you wake up Tuesday morning, with lows in the 50s and possibly upper 40s to the far north. I’m leaving a small chance of a shower in the forecast for Tuesday and this will be for areas to the east and northeast. Forecast guidance suggests a few showers could pop-up due to an upper level disturbance. The rest of the area should enjoy a good supply of sunshine on Tuesday, with pleasantly warm afternoon temperatures.

FIRST ALERT FOR ANOTHER BLAST OF COOLER AIR LATE WEEK: Plan on comfortable starts but hotter afternoons for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with highs in the 80s. Each day will be partly to mostly sunny. We will be tracking another cold front later in the week that will bring a secondary surge of colder air. The cold front should move in Friday night and this could bring a chance of rain for the high school football games. The wet weather should move out early on Saturday, with cooler air settling in. Some of the latest forecast guidance suggests we could see 40s next Sunday morning. Be sure to check in with us for an update on these big changes on WBRC Fox6 News starting at 9 p.m.!

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