FIRST ALERT: Dry for the remainder of the weekend but more rain and a chance of thunderstorms for next week

First Alert Weather 9p 3-7-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE OVERNIGHT AND SUNDAY: The sky will remain clear overnight and the wind will settle, with temperatures tumbling into the 30s. There will be patchy areas of frost during the morning, however most locations will remain just above freezing. Outlying areas to the east and northeast may briefly tumble into the freezing range. Also, don’t forget Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, so we spring forward one hour. Sunrise time will be at 7:06 AM, with a sunset time at 6:50 PM. The good news is dry weather will continue for the remainder of the weekend, with a partly to mostly sunny sky on Sunday, and highs in the middle 60s.

FIRST ALERT FOR MORE RAIN NEXT WEEK: While we continue to enjoy beautiful weather this weekend, the weather pattern remains very active. A southerly flow will be returning by Monday and as we transition from a dry environment back into a warmer-moist setup, clouds will increase with showers returning to the forecast. Dry weather will continue through most of the day on Monday, however I would plan on showers returning Monday evening, mainly after 5 PM. The rain will continue through Monday night and into the day on Tuesday. It’s possible we could have a few scattered thunderstorms, especially on Tuesday as temperatures surge to near 70.º

The rain will thin out in coverage Tuesday night and into the day on Wednesday, with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and milder conditions. We may also have some foggy weather at times. A more organized area of rain and storms will be developing to our northwest on Wednesday and this will move southeast, bringing an increasing chance for heavier rain and storms for Wednesday night and into the day on Thursday. A strong storm can’t be ruled out during this time and we will need to stay weather alert for the possibility of flash flooding.

We will have another break in the more organized rain, with a few scattered showers possible for late Thursday and through most of Friday, however forecast guidance suggests the chance for rain and storms will increase again next weekend. Be sure to check the weather app and tune-in to WBRC Fox6 as we continue to update the weather impacts for later in the week.

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