FIRST ALERT: Prepare for wet and stormy weather this Father’s Day weekend

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:26 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 3:53 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Monitoring potential tropical system number 3, with advisories being initiated along the coast. Nice and dry weather persists through Friday afternoon locally, but an outer band of showers and storms can’t be ruled out by Friday evening. I would mow your lawn today or tomorrow! Showers and storms are possible tomorrow morning along the coast and then the chance increases northward throughout the day.

Bands of heavy rain continue to lift northward on Saturday. High surf, life threatening rip currents, minor beach erosion, spin up tornadoes, strong wind gusts, and flash flooding look to impact the coast between Friday and Sunday. Locally, the rain coverage increases on Saturday from south to north and the intensity increases along and south of I-20 on Saturday night into Sunday. Heavy rainfall which could lead to flash flooding will be the widespread threat for areas along and south of I-20. Strong winds or spin up tornadoes can’t be ruled out either so stay alert. As of now, it doesn’t look like much will happen to the north, unless the track changes.

Where will it go?
Where will it go?(Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRC)

Keep up with this evolving tropical forecast because the track could still change and that would mean a change in the weather we could experience. A shift east would limit the impacts for central Alabama, but a westerly shift would put us on the wetter side. Plan for several changes in the forecast as we head into next week and plenty of updates on all platforms including the WBRC First Alert Weather app.

First Alert Weather 3p 6-17-21
First Alert Weather 3p 6-17-21(WBRC)
First Alert Weather 3p 6-17-21
First Alert Weather 3p 6-17-21(WBRC)

After Father’s Day weekend, models are hinting at a cold front moving into the Southeast early next week. It is why this tropical low will move out of here fairly quickly. The front will likely enhance our rain chances Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will likely stay in the mid 80s. The biggest question is determining if the cold front will move through our area completely or stall in place.

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