Will temperatures warm up this week?

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

Shelby County residents will, for the most part, see a welcome break in the rain this week, as temperatures continue to dip into winter territory each night, according to the National Weather Service office at the Shelby County Airport.

Following multiple weeks of rainy, and sometimes severe, weather, no day this week will bring a higher-than-20-percent chance of rain.

Monday will see a high of about 63 degrees and a wind of about 5 to 10 miles per hour, and Monday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 37 degrees.

On Tuesday, central Alabama will see a high of about 61 degrees and plenty of sun, and Tuesday night will bring a low of about 38 degrees and a wind of about 5 miles per hour.

Wednesday will again be clear with a high of about 65 degrees, and Wednesday night will be partly cloudy with a low of about 43 degrees.

On Thursday, the area will see its first chance of rain for the week, with a 20-percent chance of showers after 8 a.m. with a high of about 64 degrees. Thursday night will again see a 20-percent chance of rain before 8 p.m. and a low of about 43 degrees.

Friday will see slightly higher temperatures, with plenty of sun and a high of about 69 degrees. Friday night will again be clear, with a low of about 44 degrees.

Entering the weekend, Saturday will be sunny and will see a high in the mid-70s before clouds enter the area on Saturday night and bring a low of about 51 degrees.

Sunday will see a 20-percent chance of rain, and will be partly sunny with a high of about 73 degrees.