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Eric: Big changes this weekend

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

It's been a workweek that has featured little in the way of change. But as we flip the switch to the weekend, we'll finally introduce a forecast that calls for something other than near 90 degrees and sunny...

TODAY: But we won't mix it up yet! We're back in the usual near 90 degrees and sunny mode today, at least once we're able to clear out the morning fog. 

SATURDAY: This will be one of the more jam-packed event weekends we've had in awhile. And the forecast really isn't all that bad. A cold front will be approaching through the day but should stay far enough west for the bulk of Saturday to greatly limit any rain impacts. The morning looks dry, as does the early afternoon. As sunset approaches, isolated storms will start developing west to east. 


The main action will be along and just ahead of the front itself, which approaches Montgomery well after dark into Saturday night. Storms along the boundary will be gradually weakening, but could still have enough kick for a few to be strong. The overall severe potential looks very low out of this. A few models suggest the front starts to slow into southeast Alabama, which seems plausible and would keep a few showers in the picture through Sunday. Much cooler and drier air spills in behind the front and Sunday will be a major change from where we've been. 


NEXT WEEK: That cooldown will be short-lived as temperatures start to moderate again into next week. I'm not seeing a whole lot of rain potential into next week, which doesn't bode well for our increasingly dry conditions as of late. Sadly, this weekend system won't produce much appreciable rainfall for all but a select few. We'll need to find something more substantial on the horizon. 

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