First Alert: Slight chance for scattered showers and storms Sunday afternoon
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Happy Saturday! First Alert AccuTrack shows showers in east Blount and west Etowah counties tonight. We will dry up over the next few hours in those areas. Overnight, temperatures will cool into the mid to upper 50s with winds from the north around 5 to 10 mph. There is zero chance for tropical development off the east coast with a weakening low-pressure system that has played in our favor this weekend. Heavy rain moved through areas along the mid-Atlantic, but it fortunately did not bring much rain over our area as the low-pressure system stayed to our east. We saw little rain and a perhaps one or two isolated storms developed this evening. Most of us stayed dry with lots of sunshine.
Sunday brings a few showers and storms: Sunday’s daytime highs will reach the low 80s. Overnight lows are expected to cool into the mid to upper 50s.
Sunday afternoon and evening, we are expecting a few showers and storms. We’ll hold a 20% chance for passing showers and storms through Sunday evening.
Memorial Day: Cooler air will filter in dropping temperatures a few degrees Monday into the upper 70s for a daytime high. We could see lower 80s for counties further south-central Alabama. Overnight lows will dip into the mid to upper 50s.
Memorial Day is trending the driest of the holiday weekend 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.
Cranking Up the Heat mid-week: Though the weather pattern looks fairly dry for much of next week, Our Next Big Thing is returning rain chances by Thursday and 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 by Wednesday. We previously had a First Alert for 90s possible by next Thursday and Friday but with rain chances, we could end up with cooler temperatures. For now, I do think daytime highs will reach the mid 80s this week.
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