More sunshine in the mix for the next two days & hotter conditions; Higher rain chances starting late Sunday

First Alert Weather Update 9 PM: 9-30-21
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 6:54 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2021 at 9:59 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The rain has dissipated this evening, but the muggy air remains. You can expect very warm and humid conditions overnight with clouds and patchy fog.

The high pressure ridge to our east will take control of our weather for the next two days, limiting the chance of rain. Most areas will be dry for Friday and Saturday, with highs in the middle to upper 80s. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny. I can’t rule out a stray shower to the far west. The big story for Saturday will be the above average temperatures and more humid conditions, so plan for summer-like weather for tailgating and college football.

THE NEXT BIG RAINMAKER: A cold front will be moving in our direction this weekend and this will start to impact the state late Sunday. The chance for showers and storms will be on the increase by the evening hours, especially in areas to the northwest. We should be dry for the start of the Talladega race, but we could start to see some of this wet weather materializing further east towards the end of the race. I’d add the rain gear to the checklist just to be safe. If any rain is detected around the SuperSpeedway, we will send out alerts on the WBRC First Alert Weather app.

Rain chances will remain elevated through Sunday night and into Monday as the cold front crosses the area. The precipitation and clouds should keep temperatures in the 70s on Monday. The moisture won’t completely exit the state early next week and we’ll likely see an area setup over east Alabama with favorable chances for scattered showers and storms on Tuesday and Wednesday. The chance for scattered showers will return to the entire area by the end of the week. We’re also monitoring Victor and Sam in the Atlantic. Thankfully, both tropical systems will be moving north, with no impacts in the southeast United States. You can find the latest forecast tracks for both systems on the WBRC First Alert Weather app.

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