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FIRST ALERT: Rounds of rain and storms tomorrow

First Alert Weather Update 9 PM: 10-2-21
Published: Oct. 2, 2021 at 6:26 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2021 at 10:29 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We continue to track scattered showers and isolated storms on First Alert AccuTrack. If you plan on traveling tonight, watch out for wet roadways, limited visibility, patchy fog, and locally heavy rainfall. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s and lower 70s.

The coverage of rain and storms really starts to ramp up tomorrow morning after 6 a.m. The coverage will climb to 80% and stay that way through the afternoon and evening hours. Travel conditions will be poor wherever the storms track over. If you are out and about getting groceries for the week ahead, plan on wet roadways, heavy downpours, and limited visibility. You might want to find a parking space as close as you can to wherever you are shopping at. Keep up with radar trends via the WBRC First Alert Weather App and any alerts for lightning, heavy rainfall, or strong winds. The Yellawood 500 will likely be impacted at some point by rain and storms.

The disturbance moving across the state on Sunday will still be around on Monday which means more showers and storms forming during the afternoon and evening hours. The coverage will be around 60%. Expect the wet weather to really ramp up going into Tuesday as a cut off low moves our way.

FIRST ALERT for areas of locally heavy rainfall and possible flooding. The cut off low will spin around and gradually weaken across the Southeast through Thursday. It will depart to the northeast on Friday and rain chances will decrease significantly by then. Next weekend is looking dry as of now. Long range data hints at a cool down around October 15th and a strong cold front around October 17th. We will keep you updated on the forecast trends Beyond the 7 Day.

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