First Alert: Fall slowly returns

Rain could impact your Saturday plans

Josh's Tuesday night web update...

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The heat was definitely cranked to HIGH; Eufaula hit an incredible 92 degrees Tuesday afternoon. I don’t have to tell you; that number is well above normal for this time of year. But, all of Alabama didn’t suffer in the sweltering heat. Northern and western sections of the state were much cooler; a stout October cold front is delivering rain and cool air to northwest Alabama, while the southeastern corner of the state has sunshine and 90 degree heat.

Expect the same general trend Wednesday, but it won’t be *as* hot.

Temps
Temps

Afternoon temperatures will range from the lower 70s in western/northern counties to the mid 80s in the southeastern corner of the state.

Cool, dry weather headlines the forecast for Thursday and Friday. Afternoon temperatures will reach into the mid and upper 70s, with comfortable mornings in the 50s. No rain, no problems - just a lot of sunshine and comfortable temperatures.

7-day forecast
7-day forecast

Our next cold front arrives Friday night into Saturday. A few showers are possible Friday night, but early model data suggest the initial band of rain will likely hold off until late Friday night or Saturday. Here’s the output from the European computer model, showing the band of light rain pushing across our area Saturday afternoon:

European model shows some rain on Saturday
European model shows some rain on Saturday

Following the Saturday rain, Sunday will be noticeably cooler with afternoon highs in the 60s. We’ll drop into the mid 40s by sunrise Monday, our coolest morning in months!

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