MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We’re now almost a full week into January, and it looks like Alabama is going to get a taste of cooler than normal temperatures that sticks around for awhile; not one, but two systems will impact us over the next 7 days. Showers, a lot of cloudy cover and chilly air is expected starting as early as today...
First things first, our Wednesday will stay dry, but clouds are thickening up as the day progresses. This is all ahead of our next system... since we won’t see as much sunshine today compared to earlier this week, temperatures won’t get as warm. Highs will stay capped in the upper 50s, which is right on par with normal temperatures this time of year.
An overcast sky tonight will act like a blanket for our atmosphere - that means we’re chilly, but not too cold. We will dip into the upper 30s and lower 40s, but no rain is expected until after sunrise tomorrow morning.
Showers are expected Thursday as the first system pushes in from the west.
It will be a cool, cloudy and wet day, with afternoon temperatures struggling to reach the mid 50s.
Some patchy light rain or drizzle may continue into Thursday evening and night as some residual low-level moisture hangs around the region, but as of right now we are not expecting any major thunderstorms, heavy rain that could produce flooding or severe weather.
As the system slowly departs on Friday, clouds will hang tough. We wouldn’t expect to see much in the way of sunshine, so highs will likely only reach 50 or so.
A dry and rather chilly weekend is a good bet with partly cloudy skies. Temps will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s on Saturday, and in the lower to maybe middle 50s come Sunday. At night it will be cold with lows Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night ranging from the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Another cold front will swing through the area to start off next week, possibly bringing a shot at some rain showers to the area.
There is a fair amount of disagreement among the forecast models on what exactly will happen with this system. Depending on what model you look at -- it could rain, be entirely dry or possibly even wintry. Yes, there have been signs suggesting some wintry precipitation with this system across parts of the Deep South.
That does include us in Alabama, however the chances are not very high as of now with a lot of things needing to come together just right. For now, we are just including a chance of showers on Monday as the system has slowed down just a tad.