Cooler than normal temps to kick off Fall

Daytime highs will only top out in the 70s now through Thursday

Cloudy and cool first day of Fall, but will temps warm back up?!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - If the cooler weather and comfortable humidity levels are tow things you enjoy, soak it up now... you’ve got a couple more days to experience this fall-like weather before a trend towards warmer and muggier air is expected. There hasn’t really been much sunshine, but that’s the price we have to pay for cooler conditions...

We have recorded three straight days in the 70s for the first time in a long time; there should be a few more days below the 80-degree mark before summery weather comes storming back...literally.

The good news is that despite the cloud cover in the forecast, there shouldn’t be much in the way of rain until late in the day Wednesday. There may be a couple of sprinkles, but nearly everyone should stay dry under mostly cloudy skies. The breeziness this morning should relax by the afternoon hours and highs in the low and mid 70s are commonplace.

It should again stay mainly dry tonight with lows remaining very comfortable in the lower to possibly middle 60s depending on your location.

The increase in rain chances Wednesday will arrive courtesy of a surge of moisture from Tropical Storm Beta. By the middle of the day, scattered showers should move from south to north across the southern half of Central Alabama.

Highs should stay in the upper 70s once again despite the increasingly humid conditions.

Widespread showers, downpours and perhaps a few storms are expected Thursday.
Widespread showers, downpours and perhaps a few storms are expected Thursday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The chance of showers and a few thunderstorms rises even further Wednesday night and Thursday as Beta’s remnants push across Mississippi and Alabama. We do not expect any problems with wind, power outages or flooding in our part of Alabama.

A couple inches of rain are expected over the next week as moisture from Tropical Storm Beta arrives.
A couple inches of rain are expected over the next week as moisture from Tropical Storm Beta arrives. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The European computer model suggests that the remnants of Beta could pull in some drier air for late Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other data suggests the front will stall and rain could linger. For now, we’ve lowered the rain coverage for late Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as the European solution makes more sense to us. That said, we can’t completely rule out a passing shower or two this weekend, so we can’t eliminate the rain chance entirely. The weekend forecast will come into clearer focus tomorrow and Thursday, as more data becomes available.

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