Vernon: Beautiful Sunday, warmer temperatures ahead

Vernon: Beautiful Sunday, warmer temperatures ahead
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A cool start to our Sunday but sunny skies will ensure a comfortable afternoon. A dry cold front moved through yesterday and in it's wake, we're dealing with a cooler air flow out of the north. We'll deal with this cool, northerly breeze as we gradually warm up. Highs today will range from the mid 70s to near 80 degrees across central and south Alabama.

Skies will remain clear tonight as a ridge of high pressure continues to build. We'll fall into another chilly overnight period with lows down in the upper 40s. That means you'll need your jacket Monday morning is you're an early riser. Monday morning will be pretty chilly at sunrise, but with high pressure over the Atlantic (a Bermuda high), we'll warm up quickly.

Highs Monday will climb into the low 80s and we'll continue the warm trend in temperatures through the workweek. It's  a real possibility that a few areas will flirt with the 90 degree mark Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Now during this time we'll have mostly sunny skies each day. But there will be a small rain chance during the afternoon. Moisture will be very limited but with such efficient heating through the day, the possibility of pop-up hit-or-miss showers will be present. For now we'll place a small 10% rain chance for the afternoon Thursday and Friday.

Looking ahead to next weekend we find our next storm system. A slow cold front will dive south and introduce itself to our area. Expect scattered showers with a few thunderstorms late Friday into Saturday. The good news is severe weather is not a concern at this time.

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