FIRST ALERT: Rain chances on the rise for the weekend

Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 6:21 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 9:45 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Apart from some thin, high-level clouds tonight, we are staying dry on First Alert AccuTrack Satellite and Radar tonight. Despite some passing clouds, temperatures will still manage to fall into the 30s for Friday morning, So, you still want the warm coat and gloves before you walk out the door. You can shed the outer layer by the afternoon though as temperatures climb back into the low 60s. Winds will be on the breezy side and shift to out of the southeast tomorrow, allowing a little bit of milder air and moisture to filter back into the Southeast.

NEXT BIG THING: Friday marks a transition to a more unsettled weather pattern with a chance of rain returning to the forecast each day. A series of passing disturbances and fronts will help keep off-and-on showers around potentially through the end of next week. Tomorrow, most of us will stay mainly dry, but a few isolated showers will be possible northwest of I-20/59 by the evening hours. An approaching cold front will bring a better chance of scattered showers out ahead of it Friday night into Saturday morning with rain coverage at 60%. We don’t expect a washout, but some light rain is possible to start off your Saturday. Temperatures will be in the 50s during the morning and top out in the mid 60s during the afternoon. The cold front passing through will turn us briefly cooler again for the latter half of the weekend. Expect to wake up to 40s on Sunday morning with highs in the upper 50s by the afternoon. A few showers will move through during the afternoon and evening hours on Sunday, but Saturday afternoon into Saturday morning look drier for now. Keep that in mind if you need to knock-out any yard work or put up holiday decorations.

Rain chances will stay elevated for the start of the work week with rain coverage around 40-50% through Wednesday. The best rain coverage will likely be north of I-20 over the next several days, where a good 2-3″ of rain could fall. Expect rainfall totals up to an inch areas south. In addition to the off-and-on showers, a warming trend will start again next week, taking highs from the low 60s on Monday to potentially low 70s by Tuesday as a warm front moves through. The incoming front should also make for breezy conditions Tuesday into Wednesday. The remainder of the week will stay unsettled and feature above average temperatures with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s. Right now, Monday looks like the best chance for wet weather with Thursday potentially the driest.

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