We have rain, mainly east of I-65 this morning. West of 65 you should be fine this morning. Temps were in the 40s to 50s as of the 4 o'clock hour, and should warm into the mid-50s today. Look for gradual clearing...with winds a little breezy out of the north at 10-15 mph.
Tonight should be clear and cold...with lows near 32...and a north wind around 5-10.
Thursday and Friday are expected to be clear...with highs near 60...and lows in the 30s.
Saturday is expected to bring increasing clouds with a slight chance of rain at 30-to-40 percent.
Skies should clear by Sunday...with morning temps in the 40s...and highs in the low 70s.
Unseasonably warm Spring-like air takes us into our new workweek. Groundhog Birmingham Bill just may have gotten it right this year!
Clouds are expected to begin building into our area today...with a high near 65...expect winds out of the west around 5 mph.
Tonight we have a chance of rain west of I-65 developing before midnight...lows near 46...and NE winds developing after midnight around 5 mph.
The rain is expected to continue on Wednesday, but only through daybreak. After that the rain should move to our east with skies rapidly clearing. Expect highs to drop into the mid-50s...with a north wind around 10 mph.
Dry weather with mostly clear skies should close out our workweek. Expect temps to drop below the freezing point early Thursday morning and then warm again into the mid-50s.
Friday morning will likely be cold again, with morning temps forecast to be in the mid-30s...highs in the mid-60s.
Saturday brings a brief increase in cloud cover with a slight chance of showers, mainly into east Alabama.
Sunday will likely be sunny and warm
Monday brings an increase in cloud cover with a slight chance of isolated sprinkles.
February finally decided to return! I’m expecting the sunny weather to continue through the afternoon, with more seasonal daytime temperatures topping out in the 50s and low 60s. The sky will remain clear this evening and it won’t take long for temperatures to tumble into the 40s after sunset. Patchy frost will be possible in the morning and we could see freezing temperatures in the some of the outlying areas to the far north. A light north wind will continue this afternoon but the wind should settle tonight.
VALENTINE’S DAY: You can expect more cool and seasonal weather for Valentine’s Day, with lots of sunshine through lunchtime. We could see a few higher level clouds later in the day, with temperatures topping out in the 60s. Overall, the weather should cooperate nicely with any dinner plans you have during the evening. There will be a chance of showers returning by midnight.
RAIN ON WEDNESDAY: The next rainmaker is expected to impact our area primarily between 1AM and 1PM on Wednesday. A low pressure system will be passing to our south and this will spread a large shield of light to moderate rain over our area. The storm threat will remain well south of our area, with rain amounts generally in the half inch to one inch category. We will remain in the cooler sector of this storm system so plan on a cold rain event as temperatures struggle to reach the low 50s. Some clouds may linger into Wednesday night, with lows near freezing.
LATE WEEK/WEEKEND: Another surge of colder air will settle in for Thursday and Friday, with lows at night near freezing. The good news is that we will enjoy a mostly sunny sky each day. Today the forecast data has picked up on an upper level disturbance that could bring clouds and possibly a shower on Saturday. I’ve introduced a small 20% chance of rain. Otherwise, the weekend looks great! Highs on Sunday are forecasted to reach the low 70s! Be sure to check out our long range forecast on the First Alert Weather App for updates…Have a wonderful afternoon!
We begin our new workweek with mostly clear skies. As of the 4am hour, temps started out in the 50s to low 60s. Look for lots of sunshine today...highs averaging near 61-degrees...with a north wind at 5-10 mph.
Tonight could see a few clouds roll through...with lows near 39...and light winds.
Tuesday should start out mostly sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon...expect highs to top out close to 62-degrees...with light winds out of the west.
Tuesday night late is expected to bring a chance of showers into our area again...lows should bottom out in the low 40s.
Wednesday brings a good chance of rain and maybe a few thunderstorms our way...expect highs to only top out in the low 50s.
Thursday through the weekend will likely bring dry conditions and warmer air our way.
Our next best chance of rain holds off until Tuesday of next week.
COLD FRONT ARRIVES TONIGHT: We are experiencing near record warmth this afternoon, with high temperatures nearing the 80° mark in some locations. This unseasonable warmth will soon come to an end as a cold front crosses the area tonight. A more organized band of rain has developed ahead of the front and this wet weather will track southeast, crossing our area through 8 PM. You can track this wet with our First Alert Weather App. The rain should impact the Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Anniston corridor by 5:30 PM. The chance for any convective or storm development will remain very limited. A chilly north wind will develop as the cold front crosses the area tonight and this will be followed by a clearing sky, with lows in the 40s south to upper 30s north. Plan on a return to long sleeve weather for Monday morning.
VALENTINE’S DAY: Temperatures should rebound nicely tomorrow thanks to a sunny sky. Highs will be nearing 60°. That being said, it is going to feel chilly in the shady spots due to the northerly breeze. Lows will once again tumble into the 30s tomorrow night. We could wake up to some patchy frost Tuesday morning, with more sunshine and highs in the 60s. If you have a special lunch planned for Valentine’s Day, the weather should cooperate nicely. I’m also expecting the dry weather to linger through dinner time, with temperatures tumbling into the low 50s and 40s by 9PM.
ANOTHER RAINMAKER ON WEDNESDAY: A low pressure system will be moving our way on Tuesday and this may bring some afternoon and evening cloud cover. This system will eventually bring rain but the wet weather should hold off until late Tuesday night. The chance for light rain will continue into Wednesday as low pressure passes to our south. Most areas should pickup around a half inch of rain. This system will quickly exit the region, with another surge of cold air and dry weather for the end of the work-week. I will have some updates to pass along regarding the timing of this next rainmaker beginning at 9PM. I will also share some thoughts on warmer weather for next weekend. Have a great evening!
REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: A warmer and moist flow pattern has returned to the state and this has produced increased cloud cover and a chance of spotty showers. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild through the remainder of the day and overnight. Lows tonight will be in the 60s, with scattered showers and patchy drizzle through the early morning hours. There is also a chance for lower visibilities in areas to the north due to dense fog, mainly in the higher terrain.
COLD FRONT ARRIVES TOMORROW: If you are participating in the Mercedes Marathon in the morning I would plan on taking the rain gear. Any wet weather in the morning will remain light but I can’t rule out a few sprinkles or a passing shower. Also, be sure to download our free weather app so you can check the latest radar data before the big run kicks off. The chance for scattered showers will continue through late morning and then we will be tracking a more organized band of rain along a cold front. This will drop in from the northwest during the early afternoon and track southward through the remainder of the day. We will experience a big drop in temperatures with lows tumbling into the 30s tomorrow night as the sky clears.
NEXT WEEK: We will start of the new week on a dry note, with lots of sunshine and cooler weather. Highs on Monday will be in the 50s, with lows at night in the 30s. Night time temperatures will remain above freezing early in the week. We will be tracking a low pressure system that will begin to impact the state late Tuesday. This will bring increasing clouds late Tuesday, with a chance of rain for Tuesday night. Based on the latest forecast track, we should remain in the cooler sector of this storm system as the low pressure center passes to our south. So we expect mostly a rain event with little to no storm activity. The rainmaker will move east by Thursday as another cool and dry northerly flow returns. This will set the stage for more dry weather, with lows at night tumbling into the freezing range. I’ll have some updated forecast radar data to share with you on the news tonight and I’ll also have more specifics regarding the rain chances for tomorrow morning. Have a great evening!
Hey, it's a frigid morning out there. I had frost on my windshield this morning, but it didn't take long to thaw it out. We saw temps in the low to mid-30s in the 4am hour. With a change in wind direction to again come out of the south, that should bump our high temps into the low 60s by this afternoon..
Tonight should be milder with mostly clear skies...lows near 50...and a south wind at 5-10 mph.
Saturday is expected to bring increasing cloud cover, but warmer air. Look for highs tomorrow near 70-degrees.
Sunday should bring overcast skies along with a slight chance of showers.
We did expect a workweek filled with scattered showers. Now it looks like most of that moisture will stay to our south.
Just a slight chance of showers appears to be headed our way by Wednesday.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the warmer Springlike air Saturday and Sunday.
Can you say wind breaker? Good, I knew you could, lol. The cold front that came through our area yesterday has brought us much cooler air and winds out of the north today around 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph.. Look for highs today near 50-degrees with gradual clearing.
Tonight should be clear...with the winds dropping off to a 5-10 mph clip...and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Look for sunshine to jump back up in here tomorrow...highs warming into the low 60s...and winds changing direction...out of the south at 5-10.
Saturday should bring increasing clouds...and much warmer air out of the south...with highs topping out near 70-degrees.
Sunday is expected to see mostly cloudy skies...a slight chance of showers...morning temps in the low 60s...highs in the low 70s.