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While we enjoy a much warmer day Friday, the FOX6 StormWarn team is tracking possible rain this weekend.
Temperatures have responded nicely to a southerly wind flow and sunshine Friday afternoon. We are well on our way to highs in the middle and upper 60s.
The only negative about the weather today is the fact that the humidity is low and could result in fire danger and so outdoor burning is not recommended. Overall, the weather looks quiet through most of Saturday but the same cannot be said for Sunday.
We are tracking low pressure moving out of the Rockies that will gather strength Saturday across Texas. Rain and storms will develop ahead of the surface low and frontal boundary as this happens but the leading edge of activity is not expected to arrive in Alabama until late Saturday night.
While a stray shower cannot be ruled out at any point Saturday, due to the warm and moist flow coming up from the Gulf the majority of the FOX6 viewing area should remain dry. The weather conditions should be pleasant, mostly cloudy and in the 50s for the 6th Annual Rumpshaker 5K Saturday morning in Birmingham.
The best chance for rain is Sunday, especially between the hours of 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. After the heavier rain moves eastward, there may be enough lift and instability present for additional showers and storms to form during the afternoon hours.
The instability is enough for general thunderstorms and not severe thunderstorms at this time. We can expect seasonable to slightly above seasonable temperatures over the weekend with lows in the 50s and highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
For additional weather information please visit www.myfoxtracker.com, check out the WBRC weather app and watch for updates on air beginning at 5 p.m.