First Alert Weather: A comfortable Memorial Day weekend for Central Alabama

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 7:59 AM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 9:16 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - First Alert AccuTrack Satellite and Radar is mostly quiet tonight apart from a couple of stray thundershowers outside of our area. For us, we expect a mostly clear sky overnight with east winds at 5-10 mph. The lower humidity certainly makes for a comfortable start to the holiday weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend: An area of low pressure spinning off the Carolina coast has a very low chance of tropical development over the next several days. If you have vacation plans in Georgia or the Carolinas on the Atlantic Coast, factor in wet weather, rough surf, and a high rip current risk. If you’re headed to the Gulf beaches though, the weather looks much drier. For us here at home in Central Alabama, we’ll be on the drier, west side of the circulation; winds out of the north and east will keep our rain chances more limited over the holiday weekend. Temperatures will range from the mid 50s to low 60s with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. For Saturday and Sunday, rain chances still look relatively low with just a 20% chance of a few isolated showers and storms possible. Memorial Day trending the driest with rain chances down to 10% or less. I certainly would not expect any major issues for outdoor plans -- so enjoy the nice weather! Humidity will stay low, but this time of the year, the U.V. Index will be high regardless, so make sure you’re wearing plenty of sunscreen when you’re out on the lake or taking a dip in the pool.

First Alert Weather 9p 5-26-23
First Alert Weather 9p 5-26-23(WBRC)

Cranking Up the Heat: Though the weather pattern looks fairly dry for much of next week, Our Next Big Thing is a warming trend in the forecast as we close out May and head into June. Highs will top out in the low to mid 80s on Tuesday but surge into the mid to upper 80s through the middle of the week. We have a First Alert for 90s possible by next Thursday and Friday, and humidity levels will slowly creep back up, too. Rain chances will stay low, but increasing moisture will put a chance of showers and storms back in the forecast as we head into the first weekend of June.

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