Huge temperature drop arriving soon!

It will be breezy to windy this afternoon through Tuesday

It's going to be *how* cold tomorrow?! 🥶

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - In true Alabama fashion, we are going to see a few different types of weather in a very short amount of time. Most of our area woke up showers, but by the afternoon it felt like a nice Spring day thanks to the sunshine returning. But mild temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s won’t stick around long... we are expecting to get a cold blast of air starting tomorrow morning, and it likely sticks around all day Monday.

It’s possible that a few isolated showers redevelop and swing through Central Alabama, but those will be few and far between as the night progresses...

The next four days in Central Alabama.
The next four days in Central Alabama. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

It will remain breezy to downright windy tonight, Monday, Monday night, and Tuesday with a stiff north wind gusting upwards of 20-30 mph during that entire window.

That will make the already chilly air mass feel even colder. Lows tonight will fall into the middle and upper 30s under mainly cloudy skies. Highs on Monday won’t rebound much as we will be lucky to get above 45 degrees with stubborn low clouds hanging around throughout the day.

Wind chills will be down in the 20s Monday morning, with Tuesday morning even colder.
Wind chills will be down in the 20s Monday morning, with Tuesday morning even colder. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

With the wind in play, it will feel like it’s in the 30s all day Monday.

Clouds break late Monday night, allowing temperatures to fall to around 30 degrees. Tuesday will again be chilly (and breezy) despite plenty of sunshine -- highs will only reach the lower 50s.

After dipping into the upper 20s Tuesday night, a rebound in temperatures will occur for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Highs will head for the upper 50s on Wednesday, middle to upper 60s on Thursday and upper 60s Friday ahead of our next storm system.

It will be a very cold start to the first week of February with mornings starting at or below freezing.
It will be a very cold start to the first week of February with mornings starting at or below freezing. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

While Wednesday and Thursday will be dry, rain chances will return with that system for Friday.

It will also turn breezy to windy again to end the week with another stretch of gusts pushing 20-30 mph looking increasingly possible.

Forecast models agree that rain is a good bet for Friday and Friday night, but they disagree substantially on what happens next weekend. One model believes we stay mild with rain chances for both Saturday and Sunday.

It will be breezy to downright windy from Sunday evening through Tuesday. It will turn breezy to windy again to end the week.
It will be breezy to downright windy from Sunday evening through Tuesday. It will turn breezy to windy again to end the week. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Meanwhile, the other main long-range forecast model we use thinks it’s dry and much cooler. For now we are favoring slightly milder temperatures and a chance of rain next weekend, but stay tuned because changes are likely.

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