FIRST ALERT: Rain lessens through the rest of the day, unseasonably warm temps stick around

Published: Nov. 5, 2022 at 6:40 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 5, 2022 at 8:26 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) -THE NEXT 24 HOURS: We continue track lots of wet weather across the state this afternoon as a front slows and stalls across the state. The wet weather is starting to lessen in intensity, but the coverage of light rain will continue to make for cloudy and dreary conditions. Wind speeds are increasing along the back edge of the rain over northwest areas, with gusts topping 20 mph. The wet weather will continue to lessen in intensity through the remainder of the afternoon and evening, with the activity becoming scattered through tonight. It’s going to remain damp overnight, with clouds, patchy fog, and lows in the mild 60s. More showers will be possible tomorrow near the stalled front. It looks like the greatest chance will be in areas to the north during the morning hours. I still expect some decent breaks in the wet weather for many areas in the afternoon.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: The unseasonably warm/moist air mass over the state will remain in place through Monday. There is a good chance temperatures will top 80º on Monday, with a few scattered showers possible to the north. Drier air will move in from the northeast on Tuesday and this will bring a return to sunny weather on Election Day, with highs in the low 80s. Temperatures will tumble into the low to mid 50s Tuesday night, with highs in the 70s on Wednesday. Mostly sunny weather will return for Wednesday and Thursday.

FIRST ALERT FOR A TROPICAL SYSTEM AND THE RETURN OF COLD AIR NEXT WEEKEND: There is a 70% chance of tropical development east of Florida next week. This system is expected to move west, possibly crossing Florida, and entering the Gulf by the end of the week. I’ve included a small 20% chance of a shower for Veterans Day. We will also be tracking a stronger cold front that will impact the state late on Friday. This will sweep the tropical system east, with a much colder air mass, and dry weather returning for the weekend. Its possible temperatures could drop into the freezing range next Saturday night, so First Alert for the return of colder fall weather next weekend.

LUNAR ECLIPSE: If you are up early Tuesday morning, a total lunar eclipse of the full moon will take place before sunrise. Look to the sky around 4:17 AM for the start of totality. You will notice the moon coated in a red glow, also called the blood moon. This will be the last total eclipse of the full moon until March 2025.

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