FIRST ALERT: Possible passing shower for the Mercedes Marathon, cloudy Sunday, and a First Alert for heavier rain and storms Tuesday

First Alert Weather 9p 2-15-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - SCATTERED SHOWERS SUNDAY MORNING: If you have plans to participate in the Mercedes Marathon Sunday morning I would plan for the possibility of a few scattered showers. Temperatures at the time of this update ranged from low 40s to the northeast to mid 40s further southwest. Temperatures in most locations will level off in the mid 40s after midnight as clouds increase. A disturbance will be developing to our southwest and this could produce a few scattered showers by daybreak. The chance for scattered showers will continue into the mid to late morning hours, with the greater coverage of rain over south Alabama. The sky will be mostly cloudy during the day so plan for another chilly day, with highs in the 50s.

MORE RAIN FOR NEXT WEEK: The next big thing we will be tracking is another cold front that will bring higher rain chances to the state by Tuesday. We will continue to see a few scattered showers during the day on Monday as a warmer/moist air mass builds into the state. The chance for heavier rain will arrive on Tuesday and its possibles we could hear a few rumbles of thunder. It’s also possible we could measure another two to three inches of rain next week so the flood concerns will continue.

The cold front will move south across our area on Tuesday, with breaks in the rain Tuesday night and into Wednesday. We will experience another big change in temperatures this week, with highs near 70º on Tuesday and then tumbling into the upper 30s and low 40s by Thursday morning.

A COLD RAIN FOR THURSDAY: Forecast guidance suggests another round of rain will impact the state on Thursday. The coverage of rain will be on the increase behind the cold front, as the colder air settles into the state. Temperatures are expected to remain above freezing so for now, there are no wintry precipitation concerns. However, check in for updates just in case any forecast adjustments are needed. Rain amounts on Thursday should be light, with the greatest coverage of rain over south Alabama. Temperatures will be tumbling into the low 30s Thursday after the precipitation exits the state. I will have new data regarding the setup for later in the week on the news starting at 9 p.m. on WBRC Fox6.

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