Rain returns Wednesday, dry Thanksgiving

Temperatures will likely remain in the lower 70s for the majority of this week

At or above average temperatures expected now through the weekend

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Not a bad way to start a workweek! Sunshine was abundant and temperatures were right on par with what is considered average by late November standards. Unfortunately, we do see some changes coming to the forecast, in both the short and long term...

Tonight we are quiet with only a few fair-weather clouds; lows dip down into the lower 40s.

Clouds increase during the day Tuesday, and a few isolated showers are possible - coverage will remain confined to western portions of Alabama during the second half of the day. Mild temperatures in the lower 70s are expected starting tomorrow, and it looks like they will stick around for a few days.

Rain chances will continue to ramp up late Tuesday into the day on Wednesday; our next frontal boundary will slide through the area, allowing for coverage to peak near 60-70%.

Next cold front brings rain Tuesday night and Wednesday
Next cold front brings rain Tuesday night and Wednesday

We can’t rule out a few rumbles of thunder, but limited instability should keep the risk of severe weather near zero.

While one of the busiest travels days of the year could be messy, it looks like our Thanksgiving will be pleasant! Expect dry, comfortable weather for both Thursday and Friday, which means those going to the Turkey Day Classic or out to snag some Black Friday deals won’t run into any issues.

Afternoon temperatures Thursday and Friday will reach the upper 60s and lower 70s, with nighttime temperatures in the upper 40s.

Milder week ahead with a few chances for rain...
Milder week ahead with a few chances for rain... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Our next rain chance arrives this weekend; latest model guidance suggest that the rain will hold off until Saturday night into Sunday. This would leave us dry for the Iron Bowl, but we will go with that idea for now, and await more data this week that will give us more confidence on specifics.

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