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FIRST ALERT: A break in wet weather for middle of the week, showers and storms return late week

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 5:30 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 12:14 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: We’re finally seeing breaks in the clouds, with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. A dry air mass has settled in and this will make for a very tranquil evening. The sky will become mostly clear tonight, with low temperatures ranging from upper 50s north to lower 60s south. The dry weather will continue through Wednesday. You can expect lots of sunshine, with highs in the middle 80s. I can’t rule out a stray shower to the far south during the evening hours, but most locations should remain dry through Wednesday night.

THE REST OF THE WORKWEEK: You can expect another good supply of sunshine on Thursday. However, there will be an increasing chance for a few pop-up showers or storms in the afternoon. The greatest chance for a passing shower would be during the peak heating of the day, mainly after 2 PM. Forecast guidance is showing a disturbance moving west, near the Gulf coast by the weekend. This will bring a greater chance for a pop-up storm in the afternoon and evening on Friday.

THE WEEKEND: Rain chances will continue to ramp-up this weekend and into early next week. You can expect the typical summer setup for Saturday, with scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. Showers and storms will be more likely on Sunday and Monday. In fact, we could see some wet weather prior to lunchtime both days. High temperatures will reach the middle 80s.

Meanwhile in the tropics, we are monitoring a disturbance near the Caribbean. This system has a low 20% chance of development within the next five days. We will have updates on the tropics and the updated extended forecast in First Alert Weather starting at 4 PM on WBRC Fox6.

Wednesday morning.
Wednesday morning.(Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRC)

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