FIRST ALERT: Mostly dry Wednesday, severe weather threat Thursday

Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 6:03 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2023 at 9:46 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: Temperatures will level off near 50º overnight as clouds increase across the state. A southerly flow has returned and this will bring an increase in moisture levels, with increasing clouds, and possibly a few sprinkles or drizzle for the morning drive. The dry weather will continue for most areas through Wednesday. While the sky will be cloudy at times, temperatures will rebound nicely, with highs in the middle to upper 60s.

SEVERE THREAT THURSDAY: We could see an isolated shower Wednesday night, but the main event will be a line of rain and storms that will move west to east across the state Thursday. The line will impact the state starting around 9 a.m. to the far west and reaching the I-59 corridor by lunchtime, and exiting east, possibly before 6 p.m.. The tornado threat will be isolated, but I’m more concerned about the risk for damaging straight-line winds. The greatest risk in areas near and east of I-65.

Severe weather Thursday
Severe weather Thursday(WBRC)

FIRST ALER FOR MORE COLD AIR: The storm threat ends quickly Thursday evening, with another surge of colder air arriving. Temperatures will fall into the middle to upper 30s Friday morning, with highs in the 40s. Plan for freezing temperatures and frost Friday night, with lows in the 20s. The good news is we will enjoy lots of sunshine, with dry weather for the weekend. However, we do expect showers early next week. Be sure to join us for updates on WBRC Fox6 News.

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