Good morning and happy Friday! A cold front is sweeping across the state and bringing improving weather conditions. You may notice a chill when you step out the door, especially to the north. This won’t last long however as bright sunshine makes for a pleasantly warm day. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s, with a west wind at 7-14 mph. The sky will remain clear tonight and if you have Friday evening plans, be sure to grab the light jacket. Temperatures will be tumbling into the low 50s later in the evening, with overnight lows near 49°.
THE WEEKEND: The weekend forecast looks great! After a chilly start in the morning, temperatures will make a nice recovery into the mid to upper 70s. The sky will be mostly sunny. By the way, I hope to see you at Railroad Park tomorrow for Community Health Day. The event kicks off at Noon and I will be there with the First Alert Storm Tracker. I’m also expecting dry weather on Sunday with ample sunshine. Another storm system will be approaching but this wet weather should hold off until the overnight. Highs on Sunday will be topping out in the low 80s.
FIRST ALERT FOR HEAVY RAIN/STORMS MONDAY: Rain chances will be on the increase by Monday morning as another strong storm system impacts the state. This system was responsible for producing severe weather over places like Washington State yesterday. There is an enhanced severe risk for Texas and Louisiana for Sunday. This system will also bring a risk for a few stronger storms, in addition to heavy rain. A cold front will bring another good chance of rain next Wednesday and this particular system could be followed by a cold snap. So I do want to give you a First Alert on the possibility of some frost for late next week. Join me for updates on Good Day Alabama!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt