BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Our average high for Oct. 8 is 78 degrees and temperatures are right around that in Birmingham, below that to the west and above that to the east. Overall, it has been a beautiful day and the radar remains fairly quiet except a few spotty showers in east Alabama. This evening looks pleasant for a walk and overnight lows will level off in the lower 60s.
The temperature pattern the rest of this week will be slightly higher than normal, perhaps up to 10 degrees by Friday ahead of our next cold front. Isolated showers are possible tomorrow and across west Alabama during the morning hours on Thursday, otherwise it will be fairly dry until the front arrives. The timing of the front still varies and the EURO has it coming in with some showers on Saturday morning and exiting east during the afternoon hours. The GFS is much faster and has the rain coming in on Friday afternoon and evening and out of here by Saturday. So for now, plan on a few showers during the Race for a Cure and temperatures in the lower 60s. By Sunday, we could see temperatures to start in the 40s and lower 50s and then warming into the 70s with dry weather. Great for those out at Talladega!
Next week moisture returns and a front may linger for several days. That could mean over an inch of rainfall depending on where the bands of rain set up each day. The overall pattern change is a good sign and hopefully over time the drought intensity will decrease. For now, continue to avoid outdoor burning or face consequences.
Enjoying the nice weather.