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FIRST ALERT: An Arctic front arrives Friday & it will bitterly cold by Friday night

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 5:40 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 10:33 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Another cold front is on the way and will arrive here by tomorrow morning. We are still going with a 20 percent chance for the possibility of this front squeezing out a few rain or snow showers during the day and potentially lingering into the early evening hours. This is not a bread and milk type of situation and most of us will just experience dry weather, but someone could see a brief passing rain or snow shower. Greatest chance for a snow shower set up north and northeast. Temperature’s tomorrow morning will likely start out in the mid 30s. With winds increasing from the north, temperatures probably won’t warm up a lot tomorrow afternoon. Plan for highs in the low to mid 40s. Winds are forecast to increase from the northwest at 10-20 mph with gusts near 25 mph Friday evening. With dropping temperatures and increasing winds, it is going to feel very cold Friday night. We will likely be in the 30s Friday evening at 7 p.m. with wind chills in the teens and 20s.

Best chance for rain/snow mix.
Best chance for rain/snow mix.(Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRC)

Make sure you protect your pipes and bring your pets inside tomorrow evening. Saturday morning temperatures are forecast to drop into the upper teens and lower 20s with wind chills in the single digits and teens thanks to northerly winds at 10-15 mph. It will likely remain breezy Saturday afternoon with temperatures struggling to hit the lower 40s. It’ll be a cold Saturday, but at least we will see plenty of sunshine.

Sunday morning will likely start out very cold with temperatures in the low to mid 20s. Winds will begin to switch from the north to the south Sunday. It will allow us to warm-up faster Sunday afternoon. Plan for a mostly sunny sky Sunday with highs in the mid 50s. Winds could end up a little breezy Sunday around 10-15 mph.

The Next Big Thing we will be watching is the weather pattern for next week. We will likely warm up above average early next week with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s and 40s. Monday and most of Tuesday will end up dry, but showers could return late Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Models are hinting at a strong cold front developing across the Central United States next Wednesday and Thursday. It could be slow mover as high pressure across the Eastern United States prevents this storm from advancing to the east. We are forecasting rain chances ramping up Wednesday and Thursday as the system moves into the Southeast. Heavy rainfall and the threat for thunderstorms are possible. It remains too early to provide specifics, but setups like next week could produce strong storms. We will let you know how it evolves as we get closer to this time frame. Frequent updates on the WBRC First Alert Weather App.

Get ready for a cold blast.

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