FIRST ALERT: Tracking a warm-up for the middle of Thanksgiving week

Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 6:20 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2022 at 11:33 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Temperatures have already fallen to at or below freezing tonight thanks to clear skies and light winds across central Alabama. We have a First Alert for frost and bitter cold settling in overnight with widespread 20s possible. Make sure you have your gloves and warm coat on when you walk out the door Monday morning! Temperatures will finally rebound into the 50s tomorrow afternoon under a mix of sun and clouds. Tomorrow morning will likely be the last time for a few days that temperatures drop below freezing.

Temperatures over the next five days will increase to more seasonable levels.
Temperatures over the next five days will increase to more seasonable levels.(WBRC)

NEXT BIG THING: Though most of tomorrow will be dry, a few light rain showers will be possible by Monday night as a disturbance passes across the Gulf Coast. The dry air mass in place will likely limit rainfall, so most of us probably won’t see more than a tenth of an inch through Tuesday evening. With more clouds around, lows will bottom out near 40 with highs still holding on in the 50s. Any meager light rain fades away by Wednesday, leaving us with a dry and partly cloudy day. Wednesday also kicks off a brief warming trend with highs back in the mid to upper 60s into Thanksgiving with lows staying in the 40s.

Thanksgiving forecast
Thanksgiving forecast(WBRC)

HOLIDAY FORECAST: Unfortunately, our weather models still disagree on the timing and coverage of rain around Thanksgiving and Black Friday, so our forecast remains somewhat uncertain. Though some showers could be possible during the afternoon on Thursday, we will still think the best chance for rain will be Thanksgiving night into Friday morning. Neither day looks to be a washout, but plan on having an umbrella in tow if you’re hitting any doorbuster sales on Black Friday. Afternoon highs will fall back into the 50s on Friday with lows staying in the 40s under a mostly cloudy sky. We will dry out on Saturday with some lingering clouds. Temperatures will fall back into the 30s on Saturday morning with highs in the upper 50s by the afternoon. Sunday should feature some more sunshine and also marks the start of a warming trend with above average temperatures (highs in the 60s, if not 70s) to close out November.

However, there are still plenty of question marks for the forecast for Thanksgiving and beyond. So, make sure you’re checking back on the First Alert Weather App for updates over the coming days.

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