MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - An unsettled, active weather pattern will bring quite a variety of weather to Alabama over the next seven days. First, cooler weather is surging into the state right now. Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s to lower 40s early Saturday, with a stiff northwest breeze making it feel even colder. In fact, it will FEEL like mid and upper 20s in much of our area:
Saturday will be a cool, dry day. Temperatures will plummet into the mid 30s by sunrise Sunday, and some patchy frost is likely. Clouds slowly increase through Sunday, and a few showers are possible late in the day. The coverage and intensity of the rain will ramp up Sunday night and into Monday. The European and GFS computer model guidance both point at the possibility of some heavy rainfall and isolated flooding problems in south Alabama.
The rain will linger into Tuesday, then frigid air will sweep into the state. Temperatures drop below freezing on more than one night next week, and there will be a couple of days where afternoon temperatures struggle to reach 50 degrees. Get ready, Winter is coming.
For reference, the “normal” high this time of year is around 70 degrees. Safe to say, we’ll be colder than normal for several days!