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FIRST ALERT: Better thunderstorm coverage for Sunday

First Alert Weather 9p Update: 5-21-22
Published: May. 21, 2022 at 6:19 AM CDT|Updated: May. 21, 2022 at 10:00 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - After another hot and muggy day across central Alabama, First Alert AccuTrack Satellite and Radar has been lighting up this evening with widely scattered thunderstorms moving in from the southern half of the state. Isolated storms will still have the potential to produce frequent lightning, gusty winds, heavy downpours, and small hail over the next hour or so, before the rest of the night turns quieter. The sky will stay mostly cloudy overnight with temperatures only dropping into the low 70s.

FIRST ALERT: Better thunderstorm coverage for Sunday
FIRST ALERT: Better thunderstorm coverage for Sunday(WBRC)

NEXT BIG THING: An unsettled weather pattern kicks-off on Sunday, one that will linger through most of the work week. A cold front moving into the Southeast will stall out over Alabama, serving as a focal point for wet weather in the coming days. For tomorrow, though it won’t necessarily be raining all day long, expect widespread rain and thunderstorms at times, especially during the evening hours. A few storms that develop tomorrow could be on the strong to severe side with gusty winds and small hail possible. Remember, as always, when thunder roars, go indoors! Just like today, storms can easily produce intense cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy downpours. Several inches of rain will be possible through Thursday, so keep the umbrella around. Good news is our lawns and gardens will finally get some much-needed relief from the dry heat. And we can turn down our ACs a bit too. Temperatures will fall back down in to the 80s during the afternoon with some days struggling to get out of the 70s.

By Thursday, another cold front will come through and put an end to the wet weather, ushering in a stretch of dry and comfortable weather for most of Memorial Day Weekend. Expect a mostly sunny sky heading into the holiday weekend with highs going from the upper 70s on Friday and then back into the 80s through Memorial Day. Mornings will also be pleasant and cool again with 50s around Friday and Saturday. We have been seeing hints of maybe some hit-or-miss storms back in the mix by Memorial Day, but not a guarantee at this time. Keep up to date on the WBRC First Alert Weather App!

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