FIRST ALERT: Wind chills in the 20s, possibility of a few flurries to the far northeast

First Alert Weather 9p 1-15-21

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The wind won’t be quite as gusty overnight, but there will be a breeze that will drop wind chills into the 20s Saturday morning. The actual air temperature will be near or just below freezing.

We’re tracking a large upper level storm system to the northwest. There are some clouds and light precipitation rotating around the base of this system, which may reach north Alabama. I can’t rule out a few sprinkles or a snow flurry to the far northeast overnight. However, the big story for most areas will be the cold start for Saturday morning.

This colder and drier air will continue to settle-in during the day on Saturday, so temperatures will struggle to reach the middle 40s. We will have sunshine for Saturday with a mostly clear sky Saturday night. Plan on more freezing temperatures for Saturday night with lows in the 20s.

FIRST ALERT FOR MILDER WEATHER NEXT WEEK: The colder pattern will continue for the remainder of the weekend with highs in the 40s on Sunday. We will have clouds mixing in on Sunday, but more dry weather is expected. We will also enjoy sunny and dry days for early next week. Bigger changes start to arrive around the middle of the week as a milder southwest flow returns. We will have highs back in the low to middle 60s by the end of next week with a good chance of rain for Thursday and Friday.

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