Severe storms expected on Tuesday, with a windy start to the week – First Alert Weather

A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama, as there is a possibility of experiencing strong winds, heavy rainfall, and potentially a few strong storms.

As the weekend kicks off, a low-pressure system has made its way south towards the Gulf Coast, bringing along with it some rain. However, as the system moves away, a strong northerly wind flow has emerged, leading to clearer skies from west to east in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach an average of 65°F. Tonight, expect cool and clear conditions with overnight lows around 40°F, slightly cooler in the north and east. By the end of the weekend, clouds will start to increase, with temperatures around 70°F on Sunday nights.

A region of high pressure will bring in slightly cooler air from the northeast at the start of the week. However, a stationary front along the Gulf Coast will shift northward as a powerful low-pressure system moves south from The Plains States.

Expect a chance of showers or even a thunderstorm in the forecast for West and Northwest Alabama on Monday. As we move into Monday night and Tuesday, anticipate the rain to extend eastward.

The First Alert Weather period will mainly be the focus for Tuesday afternoon and into the middle of Tuesday night as rain is expected to start in Northwest Alabama overnight Tuesday. We can also expect temperatures to gradually rise starting Monday morning and continue to do so leading up to the middle of the week.

During The First Alert Weather Day period, the primary impacts will be the possibility of heavy rain and gusty winds. However, there is no anticipation of widespread severe storms. The greatest potential for strong-to-severe storms is projected to be in the southern regions. It is important to note that this outcome will also rely on the track of the developing area of low pressure. The heavy rain is expected to act as a limiting factor for severe storm development.

By Wednesday morning, a weak cold front will be positioned over the area as the previous low-pressure system moves away. Clouds are predicted to decrease from west to east, with only a few areas of rain lingering to the east and south until mid-day Wednesday. As the afternoon progresses, the chances of rain will continue to decrease, and dry conditions are expected to return by Wednesday night. However, there may be a few showers lingering in East Alabama until early Thursday morning.

Cooler temperatures are expected to make a comeback by Thursday morning, with lows dropping below 40° in Northwest Alabama. Afternoon temperatures will hover around 65° to 70°.

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