FIRST ALERT: A big change in temperatures is coming, along with higher rain chances

First Alert Weather 9p 2-27-21

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - FIRST ALERT FOR HIGHER RAIN CHANCES AND TEMPERATURE CHANGES: An unseasonably warm and tropical-feeling air mass will remain in place for the next 24 hours, but changes are coming. The moist flow will produce a few scattered showers and sprinkles overnight. We may also have patchy fog in parts of the area during the early morning.

Most of the rain so far has been located along a stalled front over far north Alabama. This boundary will be moving south Sunday night and producing higher rain chances.

The weather setup during the day on Sunday will be much like our Saturday, with unseasonably warm conditions and spotty showers. The temperatures will top 80º in many locations on Sunday. Rain chances start to ramp-up Sunday night, with the possibility of a few storms, followed by a period of rain. These higher rain chances will continue into Monday. I’d plan for windy conditions Sunday night, with possible gusts topping 20 mph. I can’t rule out a stronger storm, with frequent lightning, and higher wind gusts. By the way, don’t put away the jacket just yet! Temperatures will tumble into the 40s and 30s Monday night.

A trailing upper level disturbance will bring more rain for Tuesday. Plan for a chilly, cloudy, and breezy day, with occasional showers.

MORE RAIN BY FRIDAY: We could finally see some clearing on Wednesday, with seasonably cool conditions. I can’t rule out a shower early in the day, but we should enjoy some afternoon sunshine. Thursday will start off dry, but I can’t rule out a few showers by the evening. We will be tracking another system that will bring a chance for heavier rain and possibly a few storms for Thursday night and on Friday. I don’t see a threat of freezing temperatures for next week, but the overnights will be much colder. I will have more specifics on the timing and radar updates starting at 10PM tonight on WBRC Fox6.