FIRST ALERT: A dry start to the weekend, but showers & storms possible by Labor Day

Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 5:28 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 11:58 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Dry weather will continue overnight with lows in the 60s. We will have another cool and comfortable start in the morning, but temperatures will make another quick recovery.

Plan for highs back in the upper 80s with lots of sunshine for our Saturday. We will also have dry weather in Auburn and for Tide fans tailgating in Atlanta.

Dry weather will also continue for most of the day on Sunday, but we will be tracking another cold front that will impact the area Sunday night. This will bring an increase in the chance for a passing shower or storm by Sunday evening and continuing overnight. The front will continue drifting south early on Monday, but we could see some spotty shower or storm redevelopment. Otherwise, we will have periods of partly to mostly sunny weather with highs in the 80s.

FIRST ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TROPICAL SYSTEM IN THE GULF: We continue to monitor a tropical disturbance around Central America with a low 30% chance of development within the next five days. We’ve been keeping an eye on this system all week, but now global deterministic data is in better agreement that it could lift into the Gulf early next week. I’m not concerned about impacts this weekend, but we’ll need to closely monitor for the possibility of becoming better organized. Another cold front will be moving our way around the middle of next week and there is a chance the system could get absorbed in this front and race off to the east. However, even in this scenario there is a chance it could threaten coastal areas. The other possibility is the system could stall out. I’ll know more in the coming days as new data arrives; however, I would plan for the possibility of higher rain chances for next Wednesday. Right now I’m going with the first scenario, which would also include a chance for another surge of cool/dry air arriving by next Friday.

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