FIRST ALERT: Small chance for showers Wednesday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Once again, a comfortable evening across Central Alabama! Mostly clear skies will prevail overnight with lows ranging from the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Wednesday will bring some more warm sunshine and a few passing clouds with highs climbing into the mid to upper 80s. North winds at 5-10 MPH will keep us mainly dry, though we are introducing a First Alert for a stray shower possible tomorrow evening through Thursday morning. Rain coverage will be 10-20% or less, so most of us will end us staying bone dry. If you’ll be out at the Regions Tradition, I don’t think you’ll need to worry about this puny shower chance; however, your plants could certainly still use some extra watering!
Humidity levels should remain comfortable for the next several days with temperatures still running above average. Low level clouds form during the morning hours otherwise plan for a mostly sunny sky Thursday afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Overnight lows are forecast to cool into the low to mid 60s Friday morning. Friday is shaping up to be a partly cloudy sky with a 20% chance for a stray shower or storm, especially in east Alabama. Rain chance Friday will be dependent on the area of low pressure spinning off the Southeast Atlantic Coast. If the track of the low shifts farther to the west, our rain chances could increase a little as we head into the weekend. Right now though, we still look mainly dry -- just isolated showers in the forecast.
Next Big Thing: We are looking at an isolated chance for showers and storms over the weekend. Saturday is forecast to stay partly cloudy with highs in the mid 80s. We’ll introduce a 20% chance for an isolated shower or storm on Saturday and Sunday. Highs on Sunday could climb into the upper 80s. It’ll be a warm weekend, but it won’t be a washout by any means. Just remember that if you hear thunder, it means that lightning is nearby. When thunder roars, go indoors! Keep a watch on radar trends if you are out at one of the many events this weekend via the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Most of you should not have any issues though.
Long-range models are hinting at hot weather next week. High temperatures could climb into the lower 90s with overnight lows bottoming out in the 60s. We’ll hold on to isolated rain chances for the middle and end of next week. Models hint at northerly flow indicating the chance we could see disturbances move through our area producing showers and storms. It’s looking like we are entering a typical early summertime pattern. We’ll know more about next week’s weather pattern once we approach the weekend.
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