SHOWERS INCREASING TONIGHT: The forecast remains right on track this afternoon with the bulk of the rain staying north of our area. If you have outdoor plans for this afternoon and evening I think you will be in good shape! Temperatures remain unseasonably warm for this time of the year with 70s in most locations. Showers will be increasing in coverage around midnight over West Alabama and this wet weather will slowly transition eastward through the early morning hours tomorrow. There are flood watches in effect across northeast Alabama but I don’t see this being a torrential rain event for our area.
COOLER AIR ARRIVES TOMORROW NIGHT/MORE RAIN: It’s possible some locations could catch a brief break in the rain tomorrow afternoon but I expect another increase in rain tomorrow night and into the day on Wednesday. Colder air will also be entering the state with temperatures tumbling into the 40s tomorrow night. This will set the stage for a cold/damp start Wednesday morning. We could see the steadier rain taper off as early as lunchtime on Wednesday over East Alabama but cold, cloudy, and misty weather will linger through the afternoon. The clouds should start to thin out Wednesday night with temperatures in the upper 30s Thursday morning.
AHSAA SUPER 7 GAMES: The rain will be out of the Tuscaloosa area for the Super 7 game Wednesday night but you may drive through some patchy drizzle on your way to Tuscaloosa. You will need a jacket due to a cold breeze and temperatures tumbling into the 40s during the evening. Don’t forget we will have the game LIVE on our Station Bounce 6.2. The game between Spain Park and McGill-Toolen kicks off at 7 PM.
COOLER/DRY WEATHER FOR THE END OF THE WEEK: We will begin a cooler/dry stretch of weather on Thursday with sunshine returning. Highs will be in the 50s with lows in the 30s. We could have some frost around early Friday morning with a light freeze over our northern communities. Saturday and Sunday also look dry but we are monitoring a system that could potentially bring some wet weather early next week. Bama fans visiting Atlanta for the SEC Championship can also expect dry weather with highs in the 50s on Saturday and lows in the 30s. You can check out our extended forecast anytime with the FREE First Alert Weather App. You can download the App by searching WBRC in your App Store.
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt