Rain returns Thursday, then Alabama turns cold

Not one, but two major drops in temps are expected within the next week!

Tracking two cold fronts over the next 7 days...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was a warm, dry and sunny day across central and south Alabama, but major changes are on the way...

This evening, our dry north/easterly wind becomes southern, and that means moisture levels in our atmosphere will start to climb and clouds will return. Temperatures remain mild in the mid/upper 50s by early tomorrow morning due to the more widespread nature of our overnight cloud cover.

Overnight lows stay mild
Overnight lows stay mild (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Then all eyes will be on our next cold front... it looks to arrive later in the day Thursday, so the first half of the day doesn’t really feature much rain. Scattered showers form in the afternoon ahead of the front, and much of the state will see some rain Thursday evening and Thursday night.

Rain chances stick around Thursday evening
Rain chances stick around Thursday evening (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The rain ends by sunrise Friday morning, and we turn sharply colder Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s/40s are anticipated.

There is growing evidence that we could see an even colder shot of air by next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - stay tuned on that! Models are hinting at highs in the 40s/50s and lows dipping below freezing...

7 Day
7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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