FIRST ALERT: Big drop in temperatures with scattered showers and patchy fog

Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 5:46 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2023 at 10:07 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: An active southwest flow aloft will continue to produce clouds and patchy showers through tonight and tomorrow. There will be some decent breaks but check the First Alert Weather App for radar updates and precipitation alerts. We will also need to be alert for patchy fog during the late night and morning hours. Temperatures will remain in the 50s in most areas through tomorrow, with a drop into the 40s over northern areas.

A shallow-cold air mass is causing some winter weather mischief over neighboring states. At the time of this update, Ice Storm Warnings were in effect for places like Memphis. If you have travel plans north and west, be sure to check ahead, as there could be significant icing issues. All of the icy weather will remain well north of our area; however, we will feel the chill. A sharp temperature gradient will set up over our area, with highs in the low 40s northwest, with 60s to the far south Tuesday afternoon. The colder air will drop a bit further south on Wednesday; however, temperatures will remain above freezing.

THE NEXT BIG THING: Expect another increase in the coverage of showers late on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. I expect more breaks in the rain on Wednesday, although it will be another cloudy/dreary day. The rain coverage will start to ramp up late Wednesday night, with a steadier rain on Thursday. This will be some of the heaviest rain of the week and a few storms will be possible. No severe weather is expected, but we could see some flood advisories regarding local waterways due to all of the rainy pattern. The rain will move out just in the time for the weekend, with seasonal temperatures, and lots of sunshine!

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