Central AL Forecast: Dry weekend! More rain next week

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RIGHT NOW: EXCEPTIONALLY WET WINTER…So far, we’ve received 20” of rain since the start of 2020 in Birmingham.  Luckily, we’re getting a break from the rain this weekend and w’ll stay dry through Sunday night.

TODAY: Abundant sunshine, cool afternoon.  It’s very cold out there early this morning as all of us sit in the 20s just before sunrise…BUT.  Temperatures will shoot up quickly as the sun comes up. We’ll get into the 50s for our highs today, so if you’re in the sunshine it’ll feel decent!  Fairly calm winds…just a light South breeze at 3 to 5 mph.

TONIGHT: Clear sky, turning chilly once again.  All stays quiet in the weather department in Alabama this evening.  Grab a jacket if you’re headed out! Temps will drop quickly after sunset.  40s before midnight, 30s after midnight.

TOMORROW: Clouds increasing, temps stay cool.  A bit less sunshine for Sunday afternoon, but thankfully we’ll stay rain-free throughout the day.  However, there is a small chance for light showers across our Northern Counties (near places like Cullman, Hamilton, Gadsden) after sunset.  Highs tomorrow in the mid & upper 50s.  South breeze at 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY: Scattered showers return.  As a warm front lifts through the MS Valley, a moist airmass will move in from the South and produce widespread rain.  Expect the rain to last essentially all day Monday. Expect anywhere from 1-3” in toal with this next batch of rain, which will persist into Tuesday morning.  Lows in the mid 40s, highs Monday in the low 60s.

TUESDAY: Lingering showers in the morning, dry afternoon.  Partly cloudy with mild temperatures…highs in the mid 60s.  That’s the warmest we’ll hit all week long!

REST OF NEXT WEEK: Temperatures gradually dropping, staying mainly dry.  After Wednesday, rain chances fade away as a deep, upper-level trough dips into the South.  That means colder, drier air for the rest of the week and into next weekend.

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