Unseasonably warm 80s going nowhere

Most of us will reach 80-85° each day through at least Sunday
Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 at 2:11 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The dry weather will continue for the next few days before rain chances rise to end the week. The unseasonably warm 80s are going nowhere any time soon, however. Under a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky, highs will head for the low 80s once again this afternoon; a few spots may get into the mid-80s should skies stay mostly sunny.

There will be a bit more humidity to deal with as well, but it won’t be oppressive... yet another mostly dry day is looking likely on Wednesday. Highs will warm right back into the 80s and humidity will come up just a bit more, making it more noticeable as dew points push into the upper 60s.

This will provide more of a muggy feel to the air unfortunately.

With the increase in moisture, it’s not completely impossible to see a couple of isolated showers develop across South Alabama late in the day.

Thursday will be similar to Wednesday except there will be a slightly higher chance of a couple of isolated showers during the afternoon/evening as we see a surge of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

This will make things feel more humid yet again. And while rain chances remain pretty low ~20%, the chance of a couple showers can’t be ruled out under otherwise partly cloudy skies.

Friday and Saturday will bring our first legitimate shot at showers and storms for the entire area for the first time in well over a week. While it doesn’t look like a washout by any means, there will likely be scattered showers and storms across the region during this period.

Showers and storms are expected to be scattered about the area Friday.
Showers and storms are expected to be scattered about the area Friday.(WSFA 12 News)

That will especially be true for the day on Friday. Alongside the higher rain chances, expect a muggy feel to the air both afternoons.

Even with the chances for showers and storms, it will continue to be warmer than normal in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Looking ahead to next week, we will be tracking a very potent cold front around the Tuesday-Wednesday period. This will result in a very warm Sunday, Monday and probably Tuesday before temperatures crash afterwards.

Above average temperatures stick around this week...
Above average temperatures stick around this week...(WSFA 12 News)

There will also be increased rain and storm chances along that front whenever it winds up moving through.

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