One more comfortably cool day before we turn up the heat

We’re gradually warming to near 90° by the middle of this week, and higher humidity is right around the corner

Nice while it lasted: comfortably cool days come to an end soon!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The comfortable afternoons and crisp mornings we have experience for the last few days were nice, but now we are about say goodbye to that unseasonably cool pattern and head into one that is well, more typical of May in Alabama. We’ve been spoiled through the first 10 days of May, but things are about to change in a big way...

If the 70s are your thing, make some plans to be outdoors today and Tuesday; highs will reach the mid to upper 70s both afternoon, with tomorrow being the warmer of the two days.

There will even be a nice light breeze this afternoon to make it feel more like mid-April than mid-May.

High pressure will move off the East Coast later this week, allowing winds to become southerly across all of Alabama by Wednesday.... that will allow significantly warmer air to push in.

The European forecast model's forecast for high temperatures over the next 10 days.
The European forecast model's forecast for high temperatures over the next 10 days. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

High temperatures will rise into the mid 80s on Wednesday, the upper 80s Thursday and Friday, and the lower 90s by the upcoming weekend.

With that strong area of high pressure to our east, it will also remain quiet and dry for at least the next 7 days. There are no rain chances of more than 10-20% through next Sunday.

Total rainfall is likely to be around zero through May 17th.
Total rainfall is likely to be around zero through May 17th. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Fortunately it won’t turn decidedly more humid until the upcoming weekend. That’s when you’ll almost certainly notice an uptick in the stickiness of the air. But this is May in Alabama, right?

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