FIRST ALERT: More widespread and heavy rainfall Tuesday

First Alert Weather: 5 p.m. update 3-1-21

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Happy first day of meteorological spring! A cold front is moving through and that means falling temperatures the rest of today. Showers will continue, especially north of I-20 this evening and then the coverage will increase to 90% by tomorrow. The front stalls out across the state and another wave of moisture from the west will track along it and bring periods of heavy rainfall, especially south. Rainfall amounts could easily climb above 1″ to the south of I-20.

Tomorrow will be chilly with temperatures in the 40s. If you put out any sensitive to the cold plants this weekend, I’d bring them back in tonight. Drier weather returns by Wednesday and temperatures will be chilly again and in the upper 30s. We will see some sunshine by the end of the day and highs in the 50s.

Lows in the upper 30s and highs in the 60s will be common by Thursday. Seasonal temperatures look to close out the week and the weekend and there is just a small shower chance on Friday night into Saturday, otherwise it looks dry after tomorrow.

Keep up with radar trends via the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Drivers, remember to slow down and have your headlights on if your wipers are on.

Tracking more rain.

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