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FIRST ALERT: Rain & gusty winds overnight, much colder with more showers to end the workweek

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 5:55 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 9:38 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A storm system is starting to impact our area with rain entering west Alabama. As expected, the primary risk for severe weather is staying south of our area tonight; however, wind gusts may top 30 mph at times through Thursday morning. I can’t rule out a rumble of thunder overnight. I’d also plan for the possibility of some wet roads and windy conditions for the morning drive.

The back edge of the rain should exit East Alabama by late morning. We will catch a break in the wet weather by midday with highs in the upper 60s. However, more showers will be possible with falling temperatures by early evening.

A FIRST ALERT FOR A COLD/DREARY FRIDAY: A trailing upper-level disturbance will bring a cold, overcast, and dreary setup for Friday. We will also have a chance for a few showers. It wouldn’t surprise me if we have some small hail with some of the showers Friday, due to the colder air aloft. The northwest breeze will also add to the chill as temperatures struggle to rise into the low 50s. Plan for more clouds, with a few isolated showers for High School Football Friday night. Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s.

THE WEEKEND: I can’t rule out a shower for the Magic City Classic Parade Saturday morning; however, dry weather is expected for the game. We could see a few isolated showers in the Auburn area on Saturday, with highs only in the 50s. Clouds could linger through Saturday, but we should have some decent clearing across the state on Sunday. Dry weather is also expected for trick-or-treating Saturday and Sunday evening. Daytime temperatures will rebound into the 70s for early next week.

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