Showers, storms arrive tonight

Slightly cooler air for the Alabama weekend!

Warm today, rain and rumbles tonight... what about the weekend?!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An approaching cold front will bring a temporary end to our unseasonably warm stretch of days. And, this same front will also deliver a quick shot of rain tonight, too. Let’s dive into the details...

Warm air covers Alabama right now, but a cold front is slicing through Mississippi, on its way to us. Along and ahead of this front, a batch of showers and thunderstorms is dropping a quick burst of rain. We expect this rain to arrive here after sunset, and quickly push from west to east across the state.

There could be *just* enough warm, muggy air to create a thunderstorm or two in central Alabama - mainly the western counties of the state. Even there, we don’t expect any issues with damaging weather. Worst case scenario - one or two rumbles of thunder, some heavy rain and gusty wind.

The front pushes to our south for Saturday; we’ll mention the off chance of a rogue shower or two Saturday morning in the far southeastern counties of the state, but most of the day will be dry, windy and slightly cooler. Most places will top out in the 70s, with a mix of sun and clouds.

The front lifts back northward on Sunday, bringing a big increase in rain coverage by Sunday afternoon, Sunday night and Monday.

Rain likely tonight
Rain likely tonight (Source: WSFA 12 News)

We’ll gradually dry out by the middle of next week, with a strong ridge building in overhead. This will mean another stretch of unseasonably warm days by the end of next week and into next weekend.

Thankfully, there’s no sign of widespread severe weather anytime in the next 5-7 days.

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