Quiet, mild ahead of weekend wet weather

Our next chance of rain arrives late Saturday, but until then we are dry!

Christmas Day forecast update...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day featured picture perfect weather, so hopefully you were able to go outside and enjoy it! As everyone gets ready to recover from the holidays, it looks like our calm weather pattern will stay put - but it looks like things become wet again in time for the weekend.

As of right now, an area of high pressure continues control us; that means dry weather is expected for at least another day or so.

Slowly today, mid and high-level clouds started to build back in our atmosphere, so be prepared for more filtered sunshine Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will remain above average in the upper 60s and low 70s both days!

We become overcast by the weekend, and a few isolated showers are possible by late Saturday night; out of the two days in the weekend, the better rain chance is Sunday and Sunday evening.

A strong cold front will blow through the state; with strong jet stream dynamics and wind shear in place, there could be a few strong or severe storms.

The possible limiting factor will be how much warm, muggy air moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. We will have a clearer picture of this potential storm risk later this week, so check back for updates.

Winter returns early next week; sharply colder air rolls into Alabama by Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday.

Quiet and warm before wet weather returns this weekend...
Quiet and warm before wet weather returns this weekend... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

2020 starts on a wet note? It’s possible... model guidance suggests another system could push into the area around New Years, but details remain uncertain so for now we have gradually increased the chance of rain Tuesday night into Wednesday. Check back for more updates!

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