BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Most of the rain has dissipated this evening, but we still can’t rule out an additional shower or storm developing overnight. The tropical moisture left behind by Cristobal will make for more humid conditions with lows in the 70s.
We’re tracking a cold front that will impact the area on Wednesday. This system will eventually sweep all of the tropical moisture east. However, that won’t happen until later on Wednesday, so plan on a good chance for a passing shower or storm through midday with rain chances ending from west to east in the afternoon. Some storms may be strong or severe with the possibility of intense lightning, damaging wind gusts, and locally heavy rainfall. Keep an eye on the WBRC First Alert Weather app for possible alerts.
IMPROVING WEATHER FOR THURSDAY: A much drier air mass will settle into the state Wednesday night, with a more crisp-feel on Thursday. We will have a mostly sunny sky with afternoon highs in the 80s. Temperatures will tumble into the low 60s and upper 50s Thursday night.
THE END OF THE WORK WEEK AND WEEKEND: The dry weather will continue on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with lots of sunshine for the weekend. Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 80s each day. A reinforcing surge of drier air will arrive by Sunday, keeping our forecast rain-free through the start of next week. Currently there are no tropical disturbances in the Gulf of Mexico and weather conditions will greatly improve along the coast by the weekend.