FIRST ALERT: Scattered areas of rain, possibly some storms Wednesday morning

Tuesday evening weather update 9p
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 5:51 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 10:09 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We continue to enjoy calm conditions this evening; however, the chance for showers will be on the increase after midnight. We remain in an active northwest flow setup and another round of rain and scattered storms will impact our area throughout the morning hours. Plan for the possibility of wet weather for the morning drive and be sure to factor in some extra drive time. Matt, Mickey and Toi will have lots of updates throughout the morning on Good Day Alabama. The chance for showers and storms will continue throughout the day, with highs in the 80s. A strong storm can’t be ruled out tomorrow, especially in areas to the south.

The next big thing weather-wise is a stalled front, which will be the focal point for the wet weather through the end of the week. Most of this weather will move in from the northwest and travel to the southeast. While the next wave of wet weather will impact our area overnight and into tomorrow, rain chances will back off on Thursday, with the bulk of the rain staying to our south and southeast. Thursday will likely end up mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 80s. We will hold on to a 40% chance for scattered showers and mainly south of I-20, but we should see several dry hours. As of right now, we have a mainly dry forecast for the Luke Bryan concert in Pelham.

Another surge of showers and storms looks to impact Central Alabama on Friday. High temperatures will remain below average on Friday, with most of us in the low to mid 80s; rain chance at 60%. Showers and storms will be possible Friday evening, so be sure to download our First Alert Weather App so you can receive precipitation and lightning alerts.

The upcoming weekend won’t be a washout. We’ll have several dry hours, with widely scattered showers and storms possible. We should see morning temperatures near 70°F, with highs in the upper 80s. Each day will end up partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a 40% chance for afternoon showers and storms. A strong storm can’t be ruled out over the weekend, but we don’t see signs of organized threats. Next week is looking unsettled, so expect more rain and storms.

Tropical Update: The National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave that has developed in the southwestern Caribbean. It is forecast to move into the western Gulf of Mexico over the next three to five days and has a low chance to develop. It will likely produce showers across Central America and into parts of Mexico. However, no direct impacts along Alabama’s Gulf Coast this weekend. Showers and storms will be possible along the Alabama Gulf Coast this weekend.


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