Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Metro Birmingham forecast: Rainy, warm days lead to cold snap by weekend

Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 6:20 AM ??? Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 6:24 AM
It was a balmy 61 degrees at 6 a.m. in Birmingham as central Alabama continued its countdown to Thanksgiving with the start of several potentially rainy days, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast for today calls for a 50 percent chance of rain and possibly thunderstorms in the afternoon. The high should be near 73 degrees and the overnight low near 56 degrees.

The rain could continue through Wednesday although the chance is only 30 percent. Temperatures will continue mild Wednesday with a high near 71 degrees and a low near 56 degrees.

The Thursday holiday also offers rain but only a 20 percent chance during the day, climbing to 70 percent that night. The Thursday high should be near 74 degrees and the low near 45.

Big change comes Friday with continued rain as temperatures drop. The high may be only 51 degrees with a low near freezing to start what promises to be a chilly to cold weekend.

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