BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: Clouds will be on the increase overnight, with low temperatures ranging from low 50s to upper 40s in outlying areas to the north. Our Sunday will be another pleasant-feeling day, but there will be more clouds in the mix. We are tracking a cold front that will bring a chance for a passing shower over West Alabama after 3 pm, I-65 corridor by 5 pm, and reaching eastern areas by 6 pm. This won’t be a big rain producer, but you will notice a temperature change Sunday night as a cold north wind returns. Plan for low temperatures in the 40s Monday morning.
FIRST ALERT FOR RAIN AND STORMS WEDNESDAY: A more active weather pattern will be developing next week, with two systems impacting the state for the big holiday week. Monday will be one of the brightest days of the week, but also one of the coldest days. After a cold start, highs will only reach the low 60s, with lots of sunshine. We could see more 30s on the map Tuesday morning, with the possibility of frost in a few locations. Highs will reach the middle 60s on Tuesday, with increasing clouds in the afternoon and evening. Milder/moist air will build into the area by Wednesday as the next storm system impacts the state. Rain will be likely on the big travel day on Wednesday and it’s possible a few thunderstorms may materialize. For now, instability parameters seem to be limited, so there isn’t a risk for organized severe weather at this time. The good news is this system should exit just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Plan for highs in the upper 60s, with ample sunshine.
POSSIBILITY OF RAIN FOR IRON BOWL WEEKEND: The return of dry weather for Thanksgiving looks to carry over into Black Friday. However, we could see another transition into a rainy setup for Saturday and Sunday. Global data shows a low-pressure system moving across the state and producing a period of steady or occasional rain, with a few embedded storms. This could begin during the day on Saturday and continue Saturday night and throughout the day on Sunday. Be sure to check in tonight for more specifics on these changes, starting at 9 p.m. on WBRC.
I’m happy to report the situation in the tropics is finally improving, with only a small 10% chance of development in the Atlantic. So, no issues are expected if your holiday travel plans involve a coastal destination. If you are traveling for this Thanksgiving Holiday, you can check the forecast for any location on the WBRC First Alert Weather App. If you don’t have the app, you can download it for free by searching WBRC in your app store.