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FIRST ALERT: Hot and dry pattern setting up this week, turning breezy for Monday

Published: May. 8, 2022 at 6:19 AM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2022 at 10:06 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Mostly clear skies will persist overnight, and temperatures will range from the mid 50s to low 60s as you walk out the door in the AM -- so not quite as cool as this morning. We have a First Alert for a breeze picking up out of the southeast at 10-15 MPH. Breezy conditions will stick around throughout the day on Monday with gusts up to 30 MPH possible.

NEXT BIG THING: A ridge of high pressure will build in across parts of the Eastern U.S. for the week ahead, promoting above average temperatures and dry conditions across central Alabama. Highs will climb to the mid 80s for Monday, but surge into the upper 80s by Tuesday. We could even see our first 90 degree day of 2022 by the middle of the week with highs possibly reaching the low 90s in some spots on Wednesday and Thursday. Mornings will be mild in the low to mid 60s. The one fly in the ointment will be a disturbance spinning off the East Coast this week. It should stay well to our east until the end of the week, but if it happened to move back farther west, that would bring in more clouds and prevent us from getting quite as warm; however, for now, we look to be more so under the influence of the high pressure ridge, hence leaning toward a warmer than average forecast for the week ahead.

Temperatures will range from the mid 50s to low 60s overnight.
Temperatures will range from the mid 50s to low 60s overnight.(WBRC)

NEXT RAIN CHANCE: By the end of the week, the disturbance to our east will eventually slide its way west again, bringing a return of some moisture in the way of clouds and a low-end chance of rain as we start the weekend. For Friday, expect partly cloudy skies and highs back in the mid to upper 80s -- a trend that will carry into Saturday and Sunday. For now, we have just a 20% chance of isolated showers on Saturday; most of us will likely stay dry. By Sunday, rain coverage looks to go up again late in the day, bringing a chance of showers and storms into early Monday morning. As of right now, most of Sunday looks on the dry side, but stay up to date on the WBRC First Alert Weather App for any changes.

Sunday weather update
Sunday weather update(WBRC)

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