FIRST ALERT: Rainy and stormy pattern continues through the weekend

Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:17 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 9:06 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Showers and storms continue to impact parts of our area tonight and I’m expecting the possibility of showers lingering past midnight.

Otherwise, the sky will remain cloudy with patchy fog/drizzle, and lows in the 70s. Plan for more showers and storms for Saturday. We will catch some periods of rain-free weather; however, in this pattern, a shower or storm could pop-up in any given location at any time of the day. So keep an eye on radar trends.

The remnant circulation associated with the tropical system Nicholas will continue to dissipate but the flow pattern will continue to pull lots of tropical moisture northward. This will keep us in a very humid and unsettled pattern through early next week. I don’t expect any organized severe weather due to the saturated atmospheric profiles. However, I do have a concern for localized flooding. Showers and storms will be likely on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Once again, there will be in-between periods, but plan for the possibility of wet weather at any time of the day. Daytime highs will continue to range between upper 70s and low 80s, with temperatures at night bottoming out near 70º.

FIRST ALERT FOR CHANGES NEXT WEEK: Confidence is increasing in a cold front reaching our area late Wednesday. This will bring a refreshing surge of drier air that will flow in through Thursday, bringing the return of sunshine, much cooler nights, and very comfortable days. Tropical Storm Odette formed off the east coast this evening. This system is expected to move north over the eastern Atlantic.

We will continue to monitor the Atlantic for the possibility of another tropical depression developing, but for now, I’m not concerned about any impacts in our region. Be sure to check in for radar updates and the updated extended forecast in weather at 9 p.m.

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