MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Today was the perfect example of a forecast that was not one-size-fits-all. While the majority of our area stayed quiet, warm and muggy, there were several spots across central Alabama that saw their fair share of rain. Scattered areas of light to moderate shower activity is expected to continue through the rest of this evening.
As for temperatures, Montgomery set a record high temperature today at 86 degrees! This breaks the previous record of 85 degrees, set back in 1986. Tonight, lows will stay in the middle 60s.
A cold front will push through tonight, putting an end to all rain shortly after midnight from west to east. It won’t clear us out completely and immediately, as residual moisture will keep clouds around through lunchtime on Thursday.
Sunshine will return by Thursday afternoon, pushing temperatures to 80 degrees despite the cold frontal passage. It will be breezy at times and the humidity will decrease throughout the day!
Then comes the big update to the forecast for heading into and throughout the weekend: more sunshine and lower humidity!
As we’ve gotten more agreement on Tropical Storm Eta’s path shifting to the east, the chance of any rain this weekend has subsequently gone down. Rain chances will be near zero aside from a slight shower chance on Sunday... that is due to another cold front moving through, but this boundary likely doesn’t time out until later in the day, so the big bulk of our weekend is quiet.
Friday and Saturday will be entirely sunny, with partly cloudy skies ahead of the front for Sunday. Highs will range from the mid-70s to upper 70s!
If you’re wanting true fall air, look no further than early next week! Under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, a fresh fall air mass will keep highs in the middle and upper 60s both Monday and Tuesday!