FIRST ALERT: A First Alert for possible record setting warmth to start the week, but big changes on the way for late week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: The air will remain unseasonably mild through tonight, with the possibility of a few isolated showers to the north. Most areas will remain dry, with lows in the 60s. Plan on a similar setup for our Monday, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine. High temperatures will reach the low 80s, with feels-like temperatures rising into the middle to upper 80s in some locations. We could see a few more isolated showers, mainly in areas to the far north.
ELECTION DAY: You can expect more very warm weather for Election Day, with lots of sunshine in the mix. A surge of cooler/drier air will drop in from the northeast Tuesday evening, with a more seasonal air mass returning to the state. Temperatures will start off in the low 50s on Wednesday, with sunshine, and highs in the 70s. This dry and pleasant fall weather will continue into Thursday.
FIRST ALERT FOR A TROPICAL SYSTEM AND THE RETURN OF COLD AIR THIS WEEKEND: There is now a 90% chance a tropical system will develop east of Florida this week. This system is expected to move west and impact the Florida Peninsula. It looks like the impacts from this system will remain well east of our area, so we’re keeping the forecast dry through Veterans Day. A cold front will impact our state late on Friday. This front will sweep the tropical system east, with cold and dry weather returning to Alabama this weekend. Its possible temperatures could drop into the freezing range Saturday night.
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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