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FIRST ALERT: Cooler start to Saturday morning

Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 5:43 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2022 at 9:11 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Any severe weather threat has come to an end across central Alabama, but a few puny showers are holding on south of I-20/59 on our First Alert AccuTrack Satellite and Radar this evening.

Any lingering sprinkles should come to an end overnight as drier air settles in behind the cold front passing through. Breezy conditions should help limit fog development. But the winds will also make it feel cooler outside by tomorrow morning.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Saturday morning will start off cool in the 40s under a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will top out in the low 60s during the afternoon and winds will stay breezy out of the west at 10-15 MPH. Weather will be dry at least but be mindful of the winds stirring up any pollen -- which hopefully the rain this past week put a temporary dent in! We have a First Alert for patchy frost and areas of fog developing by Sunday morning, and though temperatures will likely stay above freezing for most of us, I don’t think it would hurt to cover up any sensitive plants outside. Temperatures will range from the mid 30s to low 40s Sunday morning and then rebound into the upper 60s by Sunday afternoon with plenty of sunshine. So though both weekend days will be dry, Sunday will be a touch warmer if you want to make some outdoor plans!

First Alert Weather 9p 3-18-22
First Alert Weather 9p 3-18-22(WBRC)

NEXT BIG THING: Monday is trending quiet and warm. Though temperatures will start off in the 40s near sunrise, highs will climb into the low 70s by the afternoon under a mix of sun and clouds. A strong low pressure system will move into the Southeast by Tuesday, bringing a threat of widespread rain and strong storms. The timing right now looks to be anywhere from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning with the best coverage during the overnight hours. The worst of the severe weather potential looks to be to our west outside of Alabama, but nevertheless, we have a First Alert for storms developing that will be capable of producing damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes. Any rain and storms look to come to an end by Wednesday afternoon, and then quieter weather settles in for the remainder of the work week. Highs will go from the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday back into the 60s Thursday afternoon. Mild morning lows mid-week (in the 50s and 60s) will drop back down into the 40s after the storm system exits our area. So, enjoy some spring sunshine back in the forecast by Thursday!

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