MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was a chilly start to our Thursday! Montgomery tied a record low temperature of 43°. We have the chance to tie a few more record lows over the weekend, as well.
First things first, tonight won’t be as cold as last night. Morning lows will likely settle near 50°. That means we will get close to the record of 45°, but likely not tie or break it.
The only legitimate shot at rain over the next week comes tomorrow with a cold front. It won’t rain all day long, but afternoon and evening showers are expected.
It will be windy again tomorrow, as well, with gusts possibly exceeding 30 mph.
As for tomorrow’s temperatures, it’s a split forecast. It’s very possible that areas south of U.S. 80 soar to near 80°, while locations such as Demopolis, Marion, Clanton, Rockford, Alexander City, La Fayette, Opelika, and Valley stay in the 60s. What’s referred to as a “tight temperature gradient” will set up courtesy of the front.
Skies will rapidly clear Friday night and fresh cold air will surge south. Lows will approach record territory (44° set in ’92) by Saturday morning.
Saturday will be noticeably cooler. Highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s - that’s on par for March standards, not May! Then, another night with near-record low temps is expected Saturday night.
After a chilly start to Mother’s Day, the afternoon will be pleasant in the mid to upper 70s.