Rain returns tomorrow, Near-record low temps possible again this weekend

Cold front to bring rain and a big drop in temperatures

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.

Rain arrives Friday afternoon
Rain arrives Friday afternoon (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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.

Friday's temperatures
Friday's temperatures (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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.

7 Day
7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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