FIRST ALERT: Storms are possible late Saturday night

First Alert Weather 9p 3-27-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Clouds will be on the increase tonight with overnight lows in the mid 60s. Saturday will be partly cloudy and warm with temperatures reaching the mid 80s during the afternoon. It is possible we could break a few record highs like we did on Friday.

FORECAST: Next Big Thing: A weakening cold front is expected to move into Alabama by early Sunday morning. Winds will be gusty at times over 25mph. We could see showers and a few storms move into far northwest Alabama after 10 pm Saturday. Bulk of the rain will move into our area between midnight and 9am Sunday. Models are hinting that we could see enough instability for a few strong or severe storms in far northwest Alabama (including Marion, Winston, Lamar, and Fayette counties). Best chance for stronger storms will likely occur for areas west of I-65. It would be a good idea to have a NOAA Weather Radio on standby since these storms will move in during the overnight hours. The main threat will be strong winds. Once the line gets approaches the I-20/59 corridor, it will likely begin to weaken to a thin line of rain. Most of the rain should clear by mid-morning Sunday.. We'll see a mostly cloudy sky with highs in the mid 70s.

Watching Next Tuesday: Models are hinting at a small rain chance Monday with highs in the lower 70s. The next storm that could give us a good chance for rain is expected to develop Tuesday. Latest models are trending toward a weaker system for us with heavy rain and less chances for severe weather. We will continue to monitor Tuesday for the possibility of severe weather. Much of the threat depends on how far north low pressure tracks across the area.

Cool Start To April: Models are showing cooler temperatures arriving next Wednesday and continuing into next weekend. High temperatures will likely trend below average. Highs could stay in the 60s with lows in the 40s. A few models are hinting we could see a few spots in the 30s, but it remains way too far out to forecast that potential. Once again, freezes are always possible before Easter.

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