MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Temperatures are about to go up, and in a big way across central and southern Alabama. A dominant area of high pressure will anchor itself overhead today before sliding to our east this weekend; this will effectively keep precipitation and even most cloud cover away from the area.
Today is sunny and seasonable with highs climbing close to either side of 80°... right on par with what is considered average for the first day of May.
By the weekend, mid/upper 80s will be easy to come by, and we see any showers in our forecast until at least early next week.
While we aren’t expecting the heat to reach record-shattering levels, both Monday and Tuesday could feature high temperatures within a degree or two of the record for each day.
And it’s not out of the realm of possibility that we do tie a record high with the current records of 93° on Monday and 92° on Tuesday.
While there is a 10-20% chance of a shower on both Monday and Tuesday, it’s looking increasingly likely that most of us stay entirely dry until Tuesday night and Wednesday. That’s when a cold front will slide from north to south across the state, possibly bringing a shower or thunderstorm with it.
Even those rain chances aren’t looking impressive... so it would be fair to say that many of us may not see a drop of rain over the next 7-10 days.