Warmer weather to arrive for the weekend

70-degree high temperatures return by Friday

One more day in the 60s, then a warm-up arrives

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was another beautiful day in the 60s! If you like this weather, soak it up while it’s here. It won’t stick around for the weekend.

Tomorrow will be close to a carbon copy of today with sunny skies and highs in the 60s.

Changes arrive by Friday...

As our large area of high pressure slowly slides off to the northeast of Alabama, a slight uptick in humidity and cloud coverage will occur. By no means will it be muggy, but an increase in moisture will lead to mostly sunny -- as opposed to completely sunny -- skies both Friday and Saturday.

Pattern through Saturday.
Pattern through Saturday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Highs will head into the 70s to end the week and carry us through the weekend.

That is due to what’s called “return flow” on the backside of areas of high pressure. Once a high moves east of your location, the direction of the flow turns southerly. That typically always means warmer and at least slightly more humid conditions.

Dew point tracker.
Dew point tracker. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Again, it won’t be muggy this weekend into next week, but it may be at least noticeably humid a couple of days.

More clouds are expected for Sunday through Tuesday as the high pressure slides farther away and allows a cold front to move in from the northwest. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are a good bet.

Highs next several days
Highs next several days (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Slightly cooler air will arrive behind the front.

What about any rain?

With an approaching cold front and possible disturbance following up behind it, we’ve maintained a low-end 20% chance of rain Sunday night through Wednesday. As details become more clear, some portion of that stretch may see its rain chances bumped up or down a bit.

Sunday-Monday pattern.
Sunday-Monday pattern. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Another cold front will arrive Wednesday, and this front has a higher likelihood of bringing us rain. As of now, it looks like it will rain on Wednesday but clear out by Thursday (Thanksgiving). We’ll keep you updated!

7 Day
7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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