Rain ending this morning before temps soar by Thursday...

Highs pushing into the upper 80s, but will records fall?

Plenty of sunshine with soaring temperatures

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - After a few early morning showers, the sky has now cleared as dry air filters in from the north. The sunshine and drier air will allow for highs to push into the lower 80s despite seeing a cold front push through.

Beginning Thursday, though, the mercury will soar for late March standards.

Highs will easily rise into the upper 80s for a good chunk of central and southern Alabama Thursday, Friday and Saturday under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The less humid air does stick around for Thursday, but it becomes increasingly humid for Friday and Saturday as the flow returns to south southwesterly ahead of our next system.

As that system approaches Saturday night, it will run out of energy and moisture as it moves into our region. It’ll be similar to what we saw Tuesday, with the bulk of the rain and thunderstorm activity remaining across the northern half of the state.

Big heat for late March moves in to end the week.
Big heat for late March moves in to end the week. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

There could be a few remnant showers Saturday night into Sunday, but those chances are quite small. Beyond that, temperatures return to more typical levels in the 70s by early next week!

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