Central AL Forecast: Cooler & Quiet as Fall Begins on Tuesday

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

For today, most of us North of Birmingham will likely see a bit more sunshine & less clouds than those of us South of Birmingham.  Cooler than usual temperatures continue with mild afternoon highs in the upper 70s.  No chance of rain.  Light East breeze at 5 to 10 mph.

For the first half of next week, our current pattern doesn’t appear to change very much.  An area of high pressure situated over the Ohio Valley will keep our weather quiet & consistent consistent Monday through Wednesday.  That means partly to mostly sunny skies & slightly below-average temperatures for late-September.  Expecting morning lows in the 50s, afternoon highs in the mid/upper 70s.  Rain chances stay slim to none.

As we move past Wednesday, we’re expecting some rain chances to enter back into the forecast.  As slightly higher moisture creeps back into the region, chances for showers are at 30% for Thursday & Friday.  As the moisture comes back, temperatures should increase slightly as well.  Highs likely reaching closer to 80°.

For next weekend, the pattern looks to stay unsettled.  However, due to current model disagreement, it’s still a bit too uncertain to say for sure exactly what we can expect.  For now, keeping slight rain chances & near-average temps in the forecast for Saturday/Sunday.
That’s all for now!  Be sure to give us a follow on Twitter (@GriffinHardyWX) for the latest weather updates from across the Southeast.  Also, remember to download the CBS 42 Storm Team Weather App for the latest weather alerts in YOUR town and across Alabama.  Enjoy your weekend!  Stay safe, stay healthy.

Tropical Storm Beta, located south of the Louisiana coast will continue to slowly track west-northwest towards Texas, producing heavy rain along the Texas and Louisiana coasts throughout the week. For Alabama, impacts are minimal, although we will likely receive moisture later in the week, enhancing our rain chances.

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