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FIRST ALERT: A mild start to meteorological winter

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 5:35 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 10:27 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A few light sprinkles made their way into northeast Alabama this evening, but most of us ended up staying on the dry and cool side.

As the disturbance to our north moves away, any lingering clouds will clear out, and tomorrow will start off in the middle 40s with temperatures during the afternoon hours rising into the 70s. Increasing sunshine and winds from the southwest at 5-10 mph. Great weather the next few days for championship football games at Protective Stadium, that’s for sure.

We will end the week on a warmer than normal, partly sunny, and dry note. Anyone attending a Christmas parade this week or on Saturday will have milder than normal temperatures and dry weather. The weekend is shaping up to be nice and warm for Central Alabama. Morning temperatures could stay in the lower 50s with highs approaching 70°F on both days. Temperatures in the middle to upper 60s prior to kick off for those going to Atlanta to see SEC Championship game. I have a 10% rain chance on Saturday and lowered the chance to 20% now on Sunday. Sunday night however there is a First Alert for rain associated with a cold front to move through. Rain exits southeast during the morning hours on Monday, and temperatures will turn briefly cooler again as a cold front moves through.

Models continue to hint at an active weather pattern for next week. The stormier time frames could be next Wednesday or Thursday. It remains way too early to determine the exact timing and intensity of this system. There’s an outside chance we could see a few strong storms, but that’s all we know at this point. Keep checking back with us for updates.

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