FIRST ALERT: Freeze Warning in effect until 8 a.m. Saturday morning
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - An earlier frost advisory has been upgraded to a freeze warning. Temperatures are cooling down in some places much colder than data predicted. A few areas could fall into the middle 20s. Most places will average in the lower and middle 30s. The freeze warning expires at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Sunshine will help turn temperatures around quickly and we’ll be enjoying 50s by late morning.
Weekend Forecast: Chilly to start and then warming up closer to normal during the afternoon hours. We will see a few clouds and winds from the southeast at 5-10 mph. Great weather for the game in Tuscaloosa if you are going. If you need to do some yard work, like blow leaves, then tomorrow is your day! More leaves will likely come down late Sunday because our next big thing will bring us rain and breezy conditions. The first part of Sunday will be dry and mostly cloudy. Temperatures will be in the middle 40s to start and warm into the middle 60s during the afternoon hours. A First Alert for showers being possible across northwest Alabama by noon on Sunday, north of the I-59 corridor through 3:00 p.m., and then areas south between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Monday.
Next Big Thing: Behind the cold front, temperatures are forecast to rapidly drop, and the winds will be gusty. The wind will create a colder feel but the thermometer will show lower 50s by Monday afternoon. At least sunshine will return. Models continue to show some of the coldest air of the season arriving next Tuesday morning. Low temperatures look to drop into the middle and upper 20s and some locations in north Alabama in the lower 20s. You will want to protect the plants, bring the pets inside, and protect your pipes pending on how cold it will get. Tuesday afternoon will end up sunny and cold with highs struggling to reach 50 degrees.
Holiday Travel Weather: The first half of next week is looking quiet, but another storm is forecast to develop by the end of the week. The data continues to change regarding the timing of our next storm system. The models have backed off on rain chances through Black Friday and shows the system arriving by next weekend. Confidence remains low regarding rain chances between Thanksgiving and next weekend. Please keep checking back with us through the weekend as we fine tune the forecast. Lows in the 30s and highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s look common as of now.
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