Big drop in temperature expected thanks to our next cold front!

Scattered showers turn more widespread tonight, and some storms could bring strong wind gusts

We'll call Tuesday our transitional day, and here's why...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We’re about to jump on a temperature roller coaster, but it will be a ride that takes us closer to that Fall feeling everyone has been searching for! There will actually be two cold fronts over the next couple of days: the first will provide the biggest dip in temperatures and an upped coverage of rain, the second a reinforcing shot of cooler air.

The first boundary has already arrived, bringing with it some localized heavy rain and a few storms... at it’s current pace, it will continue to quickly slide east through the evening hours. A couple of the storms could push strong to severe limits with a strong to damaging wind gust potential.

A few storms could push severe limits with strong wind gusts possible.
A few storms could push severe limits with strong wind gusts possible. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Just be ready for at least a chance of a couple of stronger storms centered right around dinnertime.

With some residual moisture left over in the low levels, some showers or drizzly mist are possible tonight and through the first half of Tuesday under mainly cloudy skies.

By Tuesday afternoon things should begin clearing up.

A few showers/mist/areas of drizzle are expected through the first half of Tuesday.
A few showers/mist/areas of drizzle are expected through the first half of Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

It will also be a bit breezy at times, which will make Tuesday about as fall-like as it gets this time of year!

Then we’re talking an incredible stretch of weather... dry and below average, Wednesday through Sunday will look and feel like Fall! Nothing but sunshine is expected each day, and overnight conditions will be clear, calm and even a bit chilly.

Daytime highs will range from the lower 70s Wednesday to near 80 on Thursday before falling back into the lower and middle 70s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (that drop will occur courtesy of a secondary fall front set to move through Thursday night).

We'll call Tuesday our transitional day, and it's because we still have some lingering showers for the first half of the day, but cooler rain is arriving as well!
We'll call Tuesday our transitional day, and it's because we still have some lingering showers for the first half of the day, but cooler rain is arriving as well! (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The coolest temperatures with this round of fall air will come Friday night; that’s when temperatures for most of the area will dip into the upper 40s!

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