FIRST ALERT: Staying cold for the rest of the weekend

Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 5:26 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2022 at 7:30 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Clouds have been stubborn to budge today across central Alabama as seen on our First Alert AccuTrack. Any rain will remain to our south closer to the Alabama-Florida line. Temperatures have fallen into the 40s along and southeast of I-20/59, but 30s are back across northwest Alabama. Once again, we have a First Alert for below freezing temperatures -- a trend that will stick around for Monday as well. Hopefully know the drill by now AKA remember the 4 P’s: Pets, Plants, Pipes, and People! Clouds will begin to clear out Sunday morning, leaving us with a mostly sunny sky for the afternoon. A reinforcing shot of cold air moving in overnight will keep highs in the upper 40s tomorrow. Expect a mostly clear sky Sunday night with widespread 20s by Monday morning. So, if you haven’t gotten a jumpstart on your Thanksgiving travels, and have to head to work, have the warm coat and gloves on when you walk out the door. Monday will feature a partly cloudy sky with highs in the mid 50s.

Tomorrow will see sunny skies with temperatures rising into the upper 40s.
Tomorrow will see sunny skies with temperatures rising into the upper 40s.(WBRC)

NEXT BIG THING: A disturbance moving across the Gulf Coast will bring a chance of rain back into central Alabama by Tuesday. For now, we have a 40% chance of widely scattered showers by Tuesday afternoon. Morning lows will start off milder near 40 with highs topping out in the mid 50s under a cloudy sky. Though rain should come to an end on Wednesday, clouds will stick around. Temperatures will also finally be more seasonable by the middle of the week as a warming trend kicks off, with lows in the 40s and highs in the mid 60s on Wednesday.

Rain chances move into the area on Tuesday.
Rain chances move into the area on Tuesday.(WBRC)

THANKSGIVING & BLACK FRIDAY: Unfortunately, there is still a lot of uncertainty on how rain chances will pan out over the extended holiday weekend. The weather pattern still looks to remain unsettled, but we are still trying to pinpoint the timing. For now, we have a 30% chance of showers moving in on Thanksgiving night with scattered showers possible through Black Friday morning. So, you may need to have the rain gear on when hitting any doorbuster sales. Highs will climb into the upper 60s on Thanksgiving, so a touch warmer than average. Rain should drop highs back into the 50s on Black Friday. Lows will stay milder in the 40s. Remember, the forecast can and will change, so make sure you’re staying up to date on the First Alert Weather App.

NEXT WEEKEND: Still a low confidence forecast for next Saturday and Sunday, too. As of right now, we have a 20% chance of showers on Saturday under a mostly cloudy sky then turning drier under a partly cloudy sky for Sunday. Highs will top out in the upper 50s and low 60s with lows in the 40s.

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