FIRST ALERT: Bitter cold weather expected next week

First Alert Weather 9p 11-25-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Another round of showers is tracking east across the area Wednesday night with temperatures in the 60s. These showers are developing ahead of a cool front.

Some sunshine will return back to the forecast on Thursday with highs in the lower 70s. If you have plans to eat outdoors for Thanksgiving, the weather will work.

Rain will return to the forecast on Friday. Highs will reach the lower 70s. The best chance for rain Friday is during the afternoon and evening.

We will see a break in the rain on Saturday with only a small chance for showers. If you’re going to the Iron Bowl, the forecast looks mostly dry with temperatures in the upper 60s.

Rain chances are expected to climb on Sunday ahead of a powerful cold front. Expect showers and thunderstorms with rain chances around 70%. At this point, the risk for severe weather looks low. Behind the front, expect a dramatic drop in temperatures with lows by Tuesday morning falling into the upper 20s.

What about snowfall? It is possible early Tuesday morning, but unlikely we will see accumulating snowfall. It is rare to get accumulations behind a front in this part of the country. The best chances for a few flurries or some brief showers is north of I-20 extending into the Tennessee Valley. It is still a few days away and temperatures could trend too warm for any wintry precipitation in our area. This is something we will watch.

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