MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Our slightly warmer than normal pattern will continue to be in control for at least the next week... we are no strangers to warmth any time of the year, but compared to what is “statically normal” for late October, we on average would see highs in the upper 70s and low in the 50s. That’s not the case this week!
Temperatures today easily climbed into the low and mid 80s today, and we will do it again tomorrow thanks to a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky; each days will feature some humidity, making it feel less than ideal but it’s manageable. Keep in mind that this isn’t going to be summer-like mugginess, but there is plenty of moisture in our atmosphere... because of that, there could be a couple of showers or perhaps a rumble of thunder in eastern and southern parts of the state later this afternoon and evening, but coverage is minimal at best.
It’s still looking like both Friday and Saturday will feature some scattered showers and a few storms across the state as Gulf of Mexico moisture pushes northward into the Deep South.
Not everyone will see rain, and we aren’t expecting heavy activity at all.
Even with the scattered rain chances each day, highs will push above 80 degrees in most locations with muggy conditions holding firm.
A pair of dry days appear increasingly likely for Sunday and Monday with a healthy amount of sunshine... we will stay warm in the mid 80s thanks to humidity sticking around.
An upper ridge anchors over the Southeast for much of next week. While unseasonably cold air will spill into the southern Plains, the ridge overhead will likely keep us from experiencing much of that cooldown.
For now, we’ll go ahead and say that the chance of showers and storms is there Tuesday through Thursday with a slight cool down with less humid air expected by the end of next week.