Calm and tranquil weather will continue overnight, with temperatures cooling into the 60s. This will make for a very comfortable start to our Good Friday but plan on hotter weather for the afternoon. A summer-like pattern continues and this will keep rain chances limited, with temperatures running over ten degrees above average. A stray shower can’t be ruled out late on Friday; however, most locations will remain very dry. You may start to notice some pollen build-up on the car. The latest pollen sample from Jefferson County shows high tree pollen levels and moderate weed and grass pollen levels.
EASTER SUNDAY: Sunrise on Easter Sunday will be at 6:15 a.m. and I’m expecting a very similar setup, with unseasonably warm temperatures and periods of sunshine. There will be a slightly better chance for a few pop-up showers or a thunderstorm later in the day (mainly after 3 p.m.) as the high pressure ridge over the state begins to flatten out. The area’s most likely to see some of this wet weather would be north and west.
NEXT WEEK: A cold front will approach the state and stall to our north early next week. This will be the main focal point for wet weather, which will be in the form of pop-up afternoon storms and showers. Therefore, expect more 80° temperatures and also the chance for a few isolated pop-up showers and storms through next Wednesday, mainly north of I-20. Mickey will be in with some fresh updates regarding the weekend warmth and rain chances for next week. Join us for Good Day Alabama beginning at 4 a.m.
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt