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FIRST ALERT: Don’t put away the jacket, more chilly mornings ahead

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 9:19 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The sky continues to gradually clear from north to south this evening and temperatures are noticeably cooler. Plan on light jacket weather overnight as temperatures tumble into the lower 50s. There is a good chance we could see some 40s on the map in the morning for locations to the north.

The cooler mornings will be the big story for the next few days; however, we will enjoy nice temperature rebounds each afternoon. You can expect a sunny sky for Thursday, with afternoon highs near 70º, and a light north wind at 4 to 8 mph.

THE WEEKEND: Friday morning will be the coldest of the week, with lows near 48º. After the chilly start, temperatures will rise into the middle 70s, with more sunshine. We will also have lots of sunshine for the weekend. Temperatures will range from upper 40s north to low 50s south on Saturday, with afternoon highs in the upper 70s. High temperatures will reach the low 80s on Sunday, with a mostly sunny sky. If you’re spending lots of time outdoors over the next few days, don’t forget the sun protection. This time of the year sunburn can develop in less than 20 minutes.

PERFECT BEACH WEATHER: If you have plans to visit the Gulf Coast this weekend, you picked a good one. Both Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny days, with highs nearing 80º. There will be a lower risk for rip currents this weekend.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: A southerly flow will return by early next week and this will bring a gradual increase in muggy levels. Temperatures will continue to rise into the 80s, with ample sunshine on Monday and Tuesday. However, we could see a stray afternoon shower or storm on Monday. There will be an increasing chance for a few isolated showers and storms on Tuesday and Wednesday. The setup for next week certainly looks very summer-like!

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