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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Current conditions at

Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport (KBHM)

Lat: 33.57°NLon: 86.75°WElev: 643ft.

Fair

75°F

24°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.0 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 5 Sep 1:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Birmingham AL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 75 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 75. Calm wind.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
Birmingham AL
 33.53°N 86.81°W
2:34 am CDT Sep 5, 2015
2am CDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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