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FIRST ALERT: Frosty start to Tuesday

Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 5:24 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 9:34 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Temperatures have been falling quickly again this evening, setting us up for a cold start to Tuesday morning. We have a FIRST ALERT again for frost possible in the early morning hours tomorrow, so you have at least one more night of having to make cold weather preps like covering up the plants and keeping the pets warm. So, crank up the heater again tonight and prepare to bundle up when walking out the door in the AM; however, don’t be fooled by the potent chill in the air. Our Next Big Thing is a warm-up in the forecast that will transition us from November into December.

MILDER DAYS AHEAD: We will thaw out by Tuesday afternoon with dry air helping temperatures to easily climb into the 60s tomorrow. Expect another round of 60s for Wednesday before 70s return to the forecast for by Thursday and Friday as southerly winds usher in a dose of milder air from the Gulf of Mexico. Past tomorrow morning, frost should evade us at least for the next several days -- a great excuse for your plants to breathe and soak up some warm sunshine! The weather pattern should remain tranquil and dry with more sun than clouds around through the end of the work week with a ridge of high pressure in place across the Southeast preventing any rain from developing in Alabama. The Super 7 Football Championships in Birmingham at Protective Stadium should not have any issues weather wise, just expect temperatures to run above average; at best, just have a light jacket around during the evening hours once the sun sets. This dry stretch of weather will also be ideal for putting up holiday decorations if you didn’t get around to it over Thanksgiving.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: By Friday, more clouds will begin to move back into the Deep South as we transition back to a more unsettled weather pattern heading into the weekend. We should stay rain-free on Friday, but we can’t rule out a chance of showers later in the day on Saturday. Most of us will likely end up staying dry though, but rain coverage looks a little better by Sunday. So, for your weekend, we have a First Alert for rain around at times, which looks more likely on Sunday. For now, temperatures look to stay mild over the weekend with 60s for highs and lows near 50. Monday and beyond, the forecast turns more uncertain: will we have some storms to deal with, or another shot of chilly air? Too far out to say now with any certainty, but you can always get frequent updates through the free First Alert Weather app!

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP: The Dawgs and Tide will battle it out this Saturday at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and if you’re headed to the ATL if only for tailgating, weather should be dry and mild under a partly cloudy sky with rain staying west of Georgia for most of the weekend. Definitely not too unbearable for the first weekend of December!

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