MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Bundle up, cooler than normal air is here to stay for a while! Temperatures in the 40s and 50s will settle in while two systems impact us over the next 5 days.
The first system has arrived today, and it’s keeping rain chances in our forecast through tonight. Despite the main bulk of rain already clearing the state, scattered showers are popping up behind it. As an area of low pressure meanders to our north into tonight, showers remain possible.
As the system slowly departs to our east on Friday, clouds will hang tough. We wouldn’t expect to see much in the way of sunshine, so highs will likely stay in the upper 40s at best with a slight breeze thrown in the mix.
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 and Saturday night in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
System #2 will swing through the area to start off next week, bringing a chance of rain on Monday.
An area of low pressure will track across the northern Gulf of Mexico before lifting into Georgia. This type of track will bring wintry weather to parts of the Deep South. However, the low will probably bring too much warm air into Central Alabama for any sort of wintry precipitation.
The timing of the precipitation, the low pressure’s track and a lack of enough cold air will likely keep things all liquid with this system from Monday morning through Monday evening. It’s important to note things have changed a lot with this system, so stay tuned for further updates!