First Alert: COLD night ahead!

Lows will settle into the upper 20s tonight

Freezing morning, sunny but chilly afternoon Friday

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Bundle up and bring the pets inside! It’s COLD!

Don’t forget your coat before heading out the door; Thursday is starting in the mid to upper 20s for most. By the afternoon, skies will be mostly sunny but temperatures will only be in the mid 50s.

Friday is 12′s Day of Giving, and the forecast is looking chilly! Rain will move in late Friday.

12's Day of Giving Forecast
12's Day of Giving Forecast (WSFA 12 News)

While the rest of the workweek stays dry, the next weather maker will impact the area this weekend. A cold, soaking rain overspreads the state late Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon, drenching all of Alabama; while those showers will taper off a bit Sunday, we’re still dealing with scattered activity for the second half of the weekend.

Exclusive 7 Day Forecast
Exclusive 7 Day Forecast (WSFA 12 News)

While we don’t expect any snow or ice in central Alabama, this system will bring a significant winter storm to parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and far northeastern Georgia. Substantial accumulations of snow and ice are likely over the weekend, with widespread travel disruption and power outages likely, especially in western North Carolina.

For us, just a cold, soaking rain. The good news? No severe weather in this setup. The air turns cold yet again behind this storm system, with highs dropping back into the upper 40s and lower 50s Sunday and much of next week.

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