MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Models don’t look very confident on a blast of arctic air or weekend rain chances anymore. So what should we expect?
Let’s begin with tonight: Temperatures will once again be cold in the lower 30s and some clouds could move in late tonight ahead of our next system. Those clouds will likely yield a partly to mostly cloudy day on Thursday, but southwest flow will push temperatures into the middle 60s anyways.
The system will bring rain Thursday night into the first half of Friday as a cold front pushes through. Unless you’re in the Wiregrass, the rain will end before lunchtime.
The setup for the weekend is a bit more complex, and models have not handled the situation very well. That said, we have lowered rain chances over the weekend.
It looks like isolated showers are possible Friday night and Saturday, but beyond that, we’ll likely stay dry for the rest of the weekend!
Rain chances do look to return by Monday night, however.
Then there’s temperatures...
The outlook for temperatures has shifted substantially over the last few days as models attempt to get a better grasp on what’s going to end up unfolding. The result of the most recent changes has been to increase our temperatures for Friday and the weekend into the middle to upper 50s.
The latest forecast also calls for lower 60s to start next week with milder air winning out over the arctic air attempting to surge south from Canada. Confidence is growing in the milder forecast through at least next Tuesday.
However, models currently show much colder air eventually reaching the Deep South by the end of next week and next weekend. If it verifies, this could mean highs down in the 40s (similar to this past Monday) and lows down in the 20s for a few days. We’ll keep you updated!