FIRST ALERT: Showers Tuesday and cooler temperatures

First Alert Weather: 5 p.m. update 1-18-21

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The week started off slightly above normal, but a system arriving tomorrow will result in cooler temperatures, especially north of I-20. I think areas along and north of I-20 will be stuck in the 40s, but areas to the south will rise into the 50s. It will take showers longer to arrive south of I-20, hence why it will be milder there.

A First Alert for increasing clouds overnight and showers arriving after 6 a.m. across west Alabama and spreading eastward during the day tomorrow. The showers look to exit southeast by 3 a.m. Wednesday. If you have to be out and about tomorrow, then allow extra drive time and don’t forget an umbrella. The weather improves on Wednesday and temperatures will be closer to normal and rise in to the 50s, after starting off in the 40s.

A First Alert for more rain on Thursday into Friday. As of now, data indicates drier weather moving in by Friday night. I don’t see this is a flooding rain but more of a gradual soaking of up to 1-2″. Temperatures will be in the 50s for highs.

As of now, we are leaning with a mainly dry weekend forecast. Overall, long range models don’t show any cold snaps to end the month and do show some spurts above normal warmth.

Have a nice evening.

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