FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Another blast of colder air will be impacting our state tomorrow with temperatures in the 30s by tomorrow evening. There is also a chance for some snow showers or flurries as temperatures drop closer to the freezing point tomorrow evening.
WHAT TO EXPECT OVERNIGHT: The pleasantly cool weather will continue this evening but clouds will be increasing after midnight as a cold front approaches. There is a chance we could see a few scattered showers by sunrise but this will be a moisture starved system so rain will be very spotty.
SCATTERED RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS LATE TOMORROW: A cold west to northwest flow will persist throughout the day tomorrow with highs in the 40s and temperatures tumbling into the 30s in many areas by sunset. I’d plan on the possibility of a passing shower or two tomorrow afternoon and evening. There is a chance a few snowflakes could mix in with any lingering showers or change to snow showers/flurries tomorrow night and early Tuesday morning. There won’t be much snow this go-around so there is not a major concern regarding accumulations. That being said, it wouldn’t shock me to see a dusting in our highest terrain areas such as Mt. Cheaha. Lows tomorrow night will be nearing 28°.
A WINTER CHILL FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK: Wednesday morning will be one of the coldest of the week with low 20s and upper teens across our area. Highs will struggle to break out of the 30s in many areas on Wednesday and Thursday. We do see temperatures surging into the mid to upper 40s on Friday but lows at night will be in the 20s in many areas through Saturday morning.
MERCEDES MARATHON WEATHER: The big race is happening a week from today in Birmingham and the weather forecast is looking great! We can expect a more seasonal cold start Sunday morning with lows near freezing but the morning sunshine should provide some relief. Temperatures will be rising into the upper 30s and lower 40s by 9AM. Be sure to check out the First Alert Weather App for updates as we move closer to Marathon Weekend. Have a great evening!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt