James Spann: One more dry day for Alabama, then some rain

James Spann: One more dry day for Alabama, then some rain

James Spann: One more dry day for Alabama, then some rain

Temperatures are well into the 40s Friday afternoon.

Clouds should return for Wednesday, spoiling the opportunity locally for viewing the pre-dawn lunar eclipse, with rain and perhaps some storms a good bet for next Thursday. An upper-level disturbance rotating through the dip in the jet stream may spark some rain or snow showers and may linger into Tuesday morning. By Sunday afternoon the clouds should start to clear and it should turn into a pleasant day.

Saturday is a mild day with highs well above average. High temperatures Saturday will reach the upper 40s and even lower 50s in a few spots.

The weekend is milder, with showers Saturday night into Sunday morning.

James Spann: One more dry day for Alabama, then some rain
James Spann: One more dry day for Alabama, then some rain

At this time no severe weather is expected with this system, but there is the possibility that some thunder and lightning will develop along the front as it moves from west to east. Forecasters call for breezy southwest winds gusting as high as 31 miles per hour with rain showers becoming likely in the afternoon.

Another burst of mild air is just ahead for Metro Detroit, but we've got to get through another seasonably cold night. "By that point, rainfall totals will generally be around.25", but locally higher amounts may be up near.50".

A cold front that will slide through after Saturday's rain will drop Sunday highs into the mid-30s. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including meteorologists at ABC 33/40.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance for rain/snow showers. Otherwise, seasonably colder air will continue to funnel into the region Tuesday with highs back in the low 30s and more breezy conditions.

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