Saturday sprinkles, Sunday sunshine

Rain, storms return by the middle of next week

Friday evening forecast update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - What a week filled with weather whiplash... one day it’s raining, the next it’s sunny!

Looking back, January was a wet month: in the past 30 days, we’ve seen over 6″ of rain at the airport in Montgomery... that’s almost 2″ above average for the first month of the year. We may add a little rain in spots tomorrow, but nothing widespread or heavy. A few more showers could pop up Saturday, though it won’t be a washout. Tomorrow will start cloudy, but skies will gradually start to clear throughout the day.

Future radar
Future radar

We’ll be dry, sunny and warmer on Sunday! Highs will top out in the upper 60s.

The warm-up doesn’t stop there. 70 degree temperatures return by the start of the week! Then, our next system will bring rain by late Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It’s a very complex setup, with multiple waves of low pressure forming along a slow-moving frontal boundary. Depending on how it all comes together, there could be a few strong or severe storms on Wednesday and/or Wednesday night. At face value, wind shear values will be supportive of severe thunderstorms; the big question will be the availability of warm, muggy air.

Watch for updates over the weekend - we’ll be able to be more specific on this mid-week storm system over the next few days.

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