A CHILLY EVENING: This afternoon we’re tracking a developing storm system that is producing a large band of snow stretching from the midwest southeast into Tennessee. We are seeing a big increase in clouds across our state because of this system and this will keep temperatures in the 40s this afternoon. If you’re heading out this evening you can expect more dry weather, with temperatures leveling off in the mid to upper 40s.
A RAINY START TO THE WORK-WEEK: We are looking at a very rainy setup for the start of the work-week and there may be a few thunderstorms in the mix. There is a very marginal risk for a strong to severe storm tomorrow afternoon, primarily in areas south of Tuscaloosa and west of I-65.
WHEN TO EXPECT RAIN? We will start to see a few showers on radar after midnight but this wet weather will mainly be in areas along and north of the 278 corridor. The primary rain band will develop across West Alabama by 8AM and this rain will increase from west to east through lunchtime. Plan on hanging on to the rain gear all day. I’m expecting some heavier rain bands to impact the area between 3PM and 6PM. This is when we may hear a few rumbles of thunder. Once again, there will be a very marginal risk for a stronger storm south of Tuscaloosa but the primary risk for a severe storm will be over far southwest Alabama. The rain will taper off from west to east tomorrow evening. The rain will be ending across east Alabama by midnight.
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MORE RAIN TUESDAY? Tuesday is going to be a rather pleasant day, especially through midday. We will have a mixture of clouds and sunshine with highs in the low 60s. Clouds will be increasing after 3PM as a clipper system passes to the north. This system may squeeze out a few showers, especially east of I-65. So I’m going to keep a 20% chance of showers in the forecast. This will be a very short-lived window for showers, with rapid clearing Tuesday night. Lows will be in the mid to upper 30s Wednesday morning.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER LATE WEEK: In the longer range, we are looking at one of the nicest stretches of weather we’ve experienced in quite some time. Daytime temperatures will be rising into the 60s and nearing 70º by the end of the work-week. Each day we will enjoy lots of sunshine. The dry air will make for some chilly mornings, but low temperatures will remain above freezing; generally in the mid 30s and lower 40s. I will have a detailed long range forecast update coming up at 9PM on WBRC. You can also watch our LIVE Stream on the First Alert Weather App. Download our FREE app by searching WBRC in your App Store.
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt