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FIRST ALERT: Tracking Tropical Storm Mindy and a surge of cool, dry air

Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 5:51 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 9:51 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: We continue to track isolated showers and storms this evening. One storm over Shelby and Talladega counties was putting on quite a lightning show. The wet weather will gradually diminish overnight, with patchy fog. Most areas will remain dry, with lows in the 60s. A cold front is on the way and this will bring a refreshing surge of dry air, with highs in the low 80s and upper 70s Thursday. The sky will be mostly clear, with a cooler-crisp evening. The cold front impacting the region will also help sweep Tropical Storm Mindy to the east on Thursday. Mindy made a landfall this evening at 8:15 PM at St. Vincent Island, Florida.

THE REST OF THE WORKWEEK AND WEEKEND: Dry weather will be the story for the rest of the week, with cooler mornings and seasonably warm afternoons. The fall-feel will certainly be in the air Friday morning, as lows tumble into the upper 50s and low 60s. You can expect lots of sunshine each day, with a gradual rebound in afternoon temperatures during the weekend. I’d plan for highs nearing 90º for tailgating in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s at Auburn and for UAB fans traveling to Athens, I’d plan for sunshine, with temperatures in the 80s.

You will start to notice a muggy-feel again by Monday. Plan on the chance for isolated afternoon storms returning for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I’ll have more specifics on the weekend forecast and the setup for next week in First Alert Weather, starting at 9PM.

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