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FIRST ALERT: Showers return Monday, storms possible next week

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 6:39 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 9:21 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The sky will remain mostly clear overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s in the morning. We may see more patchy fog in the morning; otherwise, sunshine will return for Saturday with a nice warm-up into the upper 70s.

If you plan on visiting Tuscaloosa for Homecoming, temperatures will top out near 80º, with 60s around kickoff time for the Tennessee Game. Temperatures will top out near 78º at Protective Stadium for the UAB game tomorrow.

The rest of the weekend will feature dry weather, with lows ranging from upper 40s northeast to mid 50s further south Sunday morning. Highs will reach the low 80s in many locations on Sunday, with a mostly sunny sky.

FIRST ALERT FOR SHOWERS MONDAY: Another cold front will enter the region early next week and bring a chance of showers on Monday. The greatest rain chance will arrive during the day. Drier air behind this system could allow for a cooler start on Tuesday, with temperatures ranging from low 50s north to a low 60s further south. We will quickly warm into the 70s on Tuesday, with a partly sunny sky.

RAIN AND STORMS WEDNESDAY: The break in the wet weather won’t last long as another cold front enters the region on Wednesday. The timing for this has moved up, with most of the rain arriving before Thursday. Showers and storms will be likely. At this stage in the forecast, the greatest parameters for stronger storms looks to remain south, but join us for updates, just in-case there are changes. Most of the rain should exit by Thursday morning, but we’ll maintain a small chance of early morning showers. This system will bring a surge of colder air, but it may take a day before it reaches us. So, for now, I would plan on the return of dry and seasonal weather for Thursday, with colder air arriving next Friday. Lingering low clouds may keep highs in the 60s next Friday. The situation in the tropics remains very calm, so there are no concerns for any tropical development within the next five days.

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