MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The past few days have been filled with lots of sunshine and comfortably cool temperatures, but as the weekend progresses we are about to see our first taste of Summer-like heat! An area of high pressure will anchor itself over the Deep South, keeping us basically cloud and rain-free for the next few afternoons, but it will also allow us to bake a bit in the sunshine...
Abundant sunshine will stick around through Sunday, which means we will get even warmer for the second half of the weekend. Expect more mid and even upper 80s by tomorrow afternoon.
While we aren’t expecting the heat to reach record-shattering levels this weekend, 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.
Monday and most of Tuesday will be dry; then, a cold front takes aim at the state Tuesday night into Wednesday. Moisture will be limited and this front will be fizzling out as it arrives. So, we’ll call for a few scattered pockets of rain - not a washout, not a severe weather setup. Some of us won’t get rain at all.
Beyond that, cool air returns Thursday and lasts through the upcoming weekend.