MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - After the past two mornings in the 20s, the coming mornings won’t be quite as cold. Temperatures do stay chilly, though, and the forecast features another chance for rain.
Tonight will still be cold as lows settle near the freezing mark. A few clouds will return to the sky ahead of our next system.
As the system gets closer on Thursday, we can’t rule out a couple of late day showers west of I-65, but most of us will stay dry with highs in the middle to upper 50s. Some locations to the south may hit the lower 60s if enough sunshine is realized.
Rain showers become a pretty good bet Thursday night into Friday as the front pushes across Alabama. Even though we’re only 48 hours away from the system arriving, there is some disagreement among forecast models regarding the exact timing of the rain showers.
It’s possible most of the rain falls early in the day Friday. It’s also feasible that the rain showers linger into the late afternoon Friday. For now, we’ve simply upped rain chances Thursday night and Friday.
Temperatures on Friday will be highly dependent on when the rain and front move through. If the rain ends early in the morning, most stay down in the 50s for highs. If the rain is actively pushing through during the morning and early afternoon, some of us will head for the 60s.
There won’t be a big shot of frigid air behind that system, but it will reinforce the cool air we’re currently experiencing. Expect highs in the 50s and overnight lows in the 30s - that is below normal for early December.
The good news is the weekend does look dry with plenty of sunshine. If you need to put the outside Christmas decorations up, it will be very doable this weekend into next week as long as you wait until temperatures warm up a bit in the afternoon hours.