Shower and t-storm chances increase into the weekend

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13 April, 2017

A mild evening across the area under mostly cloudy skies and temperatures falling into the low 60s. We're dry a good chunk of Saturday with storm chances increasing again Saturday night.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms have returned to Alabama this afternoon. The balance of the day will be dry, cloudy and cooler highs in the upper 40s. Highs are going to be around 80 inland and lower-70s along the coast. Highs will range from the upper 50's to the low 60's and will be accompanied by occasional rain showers and gusty winds that could bring the real feel temperature down. At this point in the season, reaching 80 degrees has happened more than three weeks sooner than is typical.

Tuesday-Thursday: Mix of Sun and Clouds. We'll watch the clouds increase today, out ahead of numerous rain chances.

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Clouds thicken up overnight and a chance of rain moves into the western half of the state.

"Weather models show low pressure sweeping in from the Atlantic will continue to drive the "unsettled" conditions throughout the holiday weekend".

Even warmer temperatures are on track for the start of the upcoming Easter weekend with highs in the 70s. A break in showers for the weekend, before more rain and snow arrives for Monday. The highest maximum temperature recorded over past Easter weekends was 27.8C recorded on Easter Saturday at Heathrow, London (1949), Mildenhall, Suffolk (1949) and Wisley, Surrey (2011).


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