FIRST ALERT: Rain, wind, & falling temperatures for St. Patrick’s Day

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 6:22 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2023 at 10:15 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - There will be lots of green on the screen for this St. Patrick’s Day. Rain will be likely through the morning drive time, with a few rumbles of thunder.

It’s going to be windy, with temperatures near 60º. The wind direction will start to shift by lunchtime, eventually becoming northwest by late afternoon, with falling temperatures.

We will also have another surge of showers during the afternoon; gradually tapering off from northwest to southeast. The rain could end across far northwest areas as early as 1PM and end across our entire area by 7PM.

In addition to the umbrella tomorrow morning, don’t forget the jacket. Once again, temperatures will be falling in the afternoon and we could see some 40s on the map by sunset. Overnight lows will be in the middle 30s, although we may touch freezing Saturday morning in places like Hamilton and Cullman.

ANY STRONG STORMS TOMORROW? While rain and rumbles will be possible tomorrow, the greatest risk for a stronger storm will be south of our area. If you are traveling south for spring break, be sure to download our First Alert Weather App. A strong to severe storm will be possible along coastal areas.

THE NEXT BIG THING for our area will be the freezing temperatures returning. Plan for colder conditions for Saturday and Sunday. The sky will remain quite cloudy at times on Saturday, so this will add to the chill. Highs will struggle to reach the low 50s Saturday. Temperatures will tumble into the mid to upper 20s Saturday night, with highs only in the 40s on Sunday. We will have more 20º temperatures Monday morning. A system to the east may produce a stray shower Tuesday. Otherwise, a gradual warming trend is expected through the middle of next week.

First Alert Weather Afternoon Update 3/16/23
First Alert Weather Afternoon Update 3/16/23(WBRC)

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Have a safe and great Thursday!

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