FIRST ALERT: Soaking rain starting late on Thanksgiving & continuing into Friday

More rain and storms for Iron Bowl Saturday
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 5:47 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 10:16 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A few isolated showers remain on radar to the far south tonight. This activity will move east, with the sky remaining partly cloudy. You will need the jacket on Wednesday morning, with low temperatures in the 40s and mid to upper 30s further north and east. In fact, some patchy frost could impact a few areas over the Tennessee Valley. Temperatures will quickly rebound for the big travel day, with a better supply of sunshine. Our area will remain dry through Wednesday night. So, if you are catching a flight Wednesday afternoon or evening, no worries about any weather-related delays on the way to the airport. High temperatures will reach the middle to upper 60s.

THANKSGIVING DAY: Dry weather to start on Thanksgiving, with increasing clouds through lunchtime. The rain will hold off for most of the day, but showers will start to develop to the far west by the evening. The rain will overspread the area Thursday night and into the day on Friday. We could receive up to an inch of rain in most areas. No severe weather is expected, but a few rumbles of thunder will be possible. Highs on Thursday near 70º.

BLACK FRIDAY: Plan for rain impacts for early morning shopping on Friday. The greatest chance of rain will continue through lunchtime, with the possibility of a few breaks in the afternoon and evening. I would still prepare for possible wet weather for some of the High School Playoff Games Friday night.

IRON BOWL SATURDAY: A trailing cold front will bring a final line of rain and storms to the area on Saturday. I can’t rule out a stronger storm to the south. If you have tickets to the Iron Bowl, stay weather alert because some of this rain could arrive during game time. The global forecast guidance is in a big disagreement on the exact timing. Some data has the rain exiting by kickoff. However, the European Guidance shows the main push of rain impacting Tuscaloosa during game time. We will have more answers as we move closer to the weekend and receive better guidance.

Iron Bowl forecast.
Iron Bowl forecast.(Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC)

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