MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A wet night is underway across the state; waves of showers and thunderstorms will lift northward, bringing periods of rain and a few rumbles of thunder at times. It won’t rain on everyone, and it won’t rain all night. Temperatures will stay steady in the lower 70s, but the warm air is on its way out. A powerful cold front slices through Alabama tomorrow, and it will bring BIG changes just in time for Halloween.
Showers and storms will accompany the front as it moves across the state. A few strong storms and heavier downpours are likely in the morning, before the rain gradually tapers off late Thursday afternoon. As the front passes, temperatures will plummet from the 70s to the 50s in just a few hours.
For trick-or-treaters, plan on a windy, cold and damp evening, with a few leftover sprinkles or quick showers in east Alabama. The ground will be wet, there will be areas of mist and drizzle, and the wind will be a cold, cutting northwest breeze blowing at 10-20 miles per hour. Dress and plan accordingly!
We’ll drop into the mid and upper 30s by sunrise Friday, cold enough for some patchy frost in the normally colder pockets of central Alabama. The best chance of frost will likely be in parts of Chilton, Elmore, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers and Lee counties.
Cool, dry air continues into the weekend and next week, before our next rain chance arrives by the middle of next week.