Above average warmth continues

Highs in the 80s are expected through Friday

WARM Thursday ahead!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - If the past couple of days have felt warmer than you would expect them to feel, you’re right... upper 70s and low 80s have been easy to come by the past several afternoons, and that’s a good 10 degree above normal for this time of year. As we get ready to wrap up winter and officially head into spring, it looks like Mother Nature already has plenty of spring-like weather in the forecast for Alabama.

Wednesday’s highs were in the low and even mid 80s statewide. Expect more of the same for Thursday, or perhaps even a little more heat - we’re projecting an average high around 86°. That’s 16 degrees warmer than our average high temperature for this time of year - definitely spring-like weather! Coincidentally, the Spring Equinox is Thursday night, marking the official arrival of spring.

Thursday's forecast
Thursday's forecast (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Our mostly dry streak comes to an end Friday. A cold front brings rain and thunderstorms through the area later in the day on Friday. Then, a few showers could linger on Saturday as cooler air starts to flow into the state.

7 day forecast
7 day forecast (Source: WSFA 12 News)

By Sunday, a warm-front will lift into Alabama, likely kicking off another pattern of unsettled weather.

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