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FIRST ALERT: Isolated showers possible Wednesday

Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 5:20 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 3:54 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Staying dry most places as we head into the evening hours, but a little rain could clip Sumter, Greene and even Pickens counties, otherwise the bulk of it stays to the southwest. Temperatures fall into the lower to middle 60s overnight. Patchy fog is possible by morning, especially in the river valley locations. A First Alert for a few pop-up showers tomorrow, especially west of I-65. Muggier and highs in the middle and upper 80s.

Our Next Big Thing is the increasing chance to see isolated showers and storms this week. Best chance to see rain across Central Alabama this week will remain in west-northwest Alabama. We have a 30 percent chance on Thursday and then just a slight chance north on Friday and Saturday. The rain coverage could climb as high as 30 percent on Sunday, but the greatest rain chance looks to set up early next week as of now. I would not cancel any outdoor events, but just make sure you monitor your WBRC First Alert Weather App if you plan on being outside.

Those going to the race on Sunday should pack a poncho because there will be widely scattered showers and storms around that could pass over Talladega. A weak cold front will begin to move into Central Alabama early next week giving us higher rain chances. Plan for a 40 percent chance for scattered showers and storms Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will trend closer to average with highs in the lower 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Widely scattered showers and storm chances could continue into the middle part of next week. We continue to monitor four disturbances in the Atlantic. Sam remains a powerful hurricane in the Central Atlantic. It will likely remain a major hurricane for the next couple of days as it moves to the northwest. It still looks like it will track a good 200 miles to the east of Bermuda and not impact land.

We continue to monitor the remnants of Peter that continue to spin east of Bermuda. It has a medium chance to redevelop into a tropical depression or storm. The other two systems are located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and have a high chance to develop into a tropical depression or storm in a couple of days. If these two storms get a name, it will be Teresa and Victor. The last name on the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane list is Wanda. If more names are required, we will have to use an alternate list. Gut is telling me we will likely have to use the new list of names. Hurricane season does not officially end until November 30th.

Have a great evening.

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