Cooler weather and more rain ahead for Alabama

More like January: The warm weather pattern is pausing to allow for some cooling in the coming days, but the cooler air doesn’t mean it will stay dry. Several waves of rain are coming for the next week. Watch the video forecast for the latest information. DRY UNTIL FRIDAY Stiff west-northwest breezes will ease this evening and it will be chilly tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 30s by Friday sunrise. Expect some sunshine early in the day, but high, thin cloud will steadily increase throughout the day ahead of this weekend’s next bout of rain. Friday will remain cool and dry: highs in the low to mid 50s with light north-west winds. Seven Day Forecast January has been very warm and very rainy so far: temperatures nearly 9 degrees above the New Year’s average, 28 tornadoes across the country and a lot of rain. The Birmingham Official Reporting Station so far shows an excess of 1.17 inches and a total of 4.06 inches, but some spots have even more than that: 6.64 inches at Lake Purdy, 6.51 inches at Centre, 6, 42 inches at Childersburg, 5.85 inches at Dora5. 14″ at Rainbow City4.98″ at MeadowbrookGet ready to add at least another inch to most of those totals from the weekend through next week when two major storm systems roll across the South. The first will send waves of showers and a few (not severe) storms from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Most of Central Alabama rains between 0.5″ and 1.0″ (highs in the 50s, lows in the 30s/40s) on a windy, cool weekend. Monday brings a brief lull with some sun peeking through the clouds and then another system sends more rain and some thunderstorms on Tuesday as well. This particular storm sits on the borderline between too far south to be a serious risk and too close to ignore. We’ll keep an eye on it for now and keep you posted. At least it looks windy! Some Tuesday gusts can exceed 40 miles per hour. After Tuesday’s rain, colder air will pour in on Wednesday, Thursday and into next weekend. How cold? Not like December but still a nice cold snap: highs in the 40s, lows in the 20s/30s. Snow? Not very likely, but if you like that kind of thing, this is the kind of pattern you’re looking for in January. Get the free WVTM 13 app and turn on notifications for the latest weather updates. – STAY WEATHER-AWARE Get the free WVTM 13 app and turn on notifications for the latest weather updates. For the latest weather information for Birmingham and the certified most accurate forecast for Central Alabama, visit WVTM 13 News.Current Weather ConditionsHourly Forecast | 10-Day ForecastInteractive RadarBirmingham SkycamsLive Doppler RadarSign up for email weather alertsDownload the WVTM 13 appDon’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

More like January: The warm weather pattern is pausing to allow for some cooling in the coming days, but the cooler air doesn’t mean it will stay dry. Several waves of rain are coming for the next week. Check the video prediction for the latest.

DRY UNTIL FRIDAY

The stiff west-northwest breeze will ease this evening and it will be cool tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 30s by Friday sunrise. Expect some sunshine early in the day, but high, thin cloud will steadily increase throughout the day ahead of this weekend’s next bout of rain.

Friday will remain cool and dry: highs in the low to mid 50s with light north-west winds.

Seven Day Forecast

January has been very warm and very rainy so far: temperatures almost 9 degrees above the New Year’s average, 28 tornadoes statewide and a lot of rain. The Birmingham Official Reporting Station so far shows an excess of 1.17 inches and a total of 4.06 inches, but some spots have even more:

  • 6.64 inches at Lake Purdy
  • 6.51 inches at center
  • 6.42″ in Childersburg
  • 5.85 inches in Dora
  • 5.14″ at Rainbow City
  • 4.98 inches at Meadowbrook

Get ready to increase most of those totals by at least another inch from the weekend through next week when two major storm systems roll across the South.

The first will send shower waves and some (not severe) storms from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Most of Central Alabama rains between 0.5 and 1.0 inches (highs in the 50s, lows in the 30s/40s) on a windy, cool weekend.

Monday brings a brief lull with some sun peeking through the clouds, and then a different system will send more rain and some thunderstorms on Tuesday. This particular storm sits on the borderline between too far south to be a serious risk and too close to ignore.

alabama weather forecast

We’ll keep an eye on it for now and keep you posted. At least it looks windy! Some Tuesday gusts can exceed 40 miles per hour.

Precipitation in the next seven days

After Tuesday’s rain, colder air will seep in on Wednesday, Thursday and into next weekend. How cold? Not like December but still a nice cold snap: highs in the 40s, lows in the 20s/30s. Snow? Not exactly likely, but if you like that sort of thing, this is the kind of pattern you’re looking for in January.

7-day forecast with temperatures for Central Alabama

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