FIRST ALERT: Stormy weather at times this week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - It’s been an active evening, with storms moving southeast across the area, producing gusty winds and intense lightning. We continue to track scattered cells near the I-59/20 corridor and this activity will push south of our area by midnight, with clearing overnight; lows will be near 70º. There may be some patchy fog around in the morning, but this will quickly give way to a partly to mostly sunny sky. Most areas will be dry tomorrow, with a small chance for a passing storm in the evening, mainly in areas to the north. The chance for rain and storms will diminish again Tuesday night, with lows near 70º. Plan on a hot afternoon, with highs near 91º.
Next Big Thing: A stalled front will linger across the Southeast for the second half of the week. A series of disturbances to our northwest will likely slide into our area at various times Wednesday through Friday. The “Northwest Flow” pattern is a tricky one when trying to figure out when and where these clusters of storms will develop and track. It looks like a batch of rain and storms returns on Wednesday morning and we will have to see how it holds together during the afternoon hours. It’s possible, stormy weather shifts south for the second part of the day. With plenty of cloud cover and higher rain chances, temperatures will trend well below average. Highs could remain in the lower 80s Thursday and Friday afternoon. Overnight lows will remain near average, with most of us cooling into the upper 60s and lower 70s. Models are suggesting we could see 1 to 3 inches of rainfall through the weekend. Higher totals are likely south and east of I-20/59.
The weekend still features scattered showers and storms, based on the new data coming in, but not a washout! High temperatures are forecast to climb into the upper 80s with a rain chance around 40%. It’ll stay muggy, so the feels like temperatures could climb into the low to mid 90s.
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