FIRST ALERT Weather: Mainly dry through tonight, with gusty winds continuing through Sunday

First Alert Weather 5p 4-25-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - FIRST ALERT FOR STRONG WIND GUSTS: A powerful storm system is passing to our north tonight, with severe weather impacting the Carolina’s. At the time of this update, storms with possible tornadoes were approaching the Charlotte area. Our weather will remain dry overnight however winds will remain very gusty. I would also plan on another windy day for Sunday, with a partly to mostly sunny sky. Most of the clouds on Sunday will be located in areas to the east and northeast. The winds overnight will prevent temperatures from cooling to their lowest potential, with lows averaging near 52º. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 60s.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: The wind speeds will finally lessen Sunday night, with a cold start to the new week. Lows will tumble into the low 40s Monday morning, with upper 30s possible to the far north. Highs will reach the low 70s on Monday, with a sunny start to the day. We will be tracking a disturbance that will drop in from the northwest and bring more clouds and a small chance for a passing shower Monday night. This system will exit overnight, with sunshine returning for Tuesday. Temperatures will also continue to modify on Tuesday, with afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

FIRST ALERT FOR A FEW STORMS WEDNESDAY MORNING: The next big rainmaker will be a cold front that will impact the state on Wednesday. This will bring a good chance of rain and possibly a few storms for early Wednesday. A strong storm can’t be ruled out but for now the greatest instability looks to remain limited to far south Alabama. We will continue to monitor for any changes but this system looks much weaker than the past few storm systems that have impacted the state. In fact, this will be a much different type of setup with the cold front quickly sweeping across the state and dry and stable weather taking over again by Wednesday evening.

THE LONG RANGE: The good news is the weather will remain very nice and tranquil for the end of the week. By the looks of things, it would appear we may have made it through some of the worst weather of the spring severe weather season but its still too early to say for certain. However, we will enjoy lots of sunshine for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and even next Sunday. I do see a big warm-up coming later in the week, with a good chance highs will reach the middle 80s next weekend. Join me for updates starting at 9PM on WBRC Fox6. We will also be passing along frequent updates on the WBRC First Alert Weather App.

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