MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A warm and foggy night is in progress across central and south Alabama. The thickest, most widespread fog will set up over the southern and southeastern parts of Alabama, but patchy pockets of fog will be possible anywhere in our area. This fog could be dense enough to affect any early morning driving plans you may have.
Fog will dissipate by mid-morning Wednesday, and the rest of the day will feature a little of everything. Expect a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures in the 70s and a few scattered showers. The best rain chance will be south of Montgomery.
Warm, cloudy weather continues Wednesday night into Thursday. Then, late Thursday into Thursday night, a line of showers and thunderstorms will sweep across the state. Given the lack of wind shear and weak wind aloft, we do not anticipate any issues with damaging wind, large hail or tornadoes.
Alabama turns colder Friday, Saturday and Sunday - expect afternoon highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s, with occasional clouds and isolated pockets of rain possible all three days.
There is still considerable model madness beyond Sunday - the GFS shows a southward push of cold air, accompanied by a wave of precipitation. In this scenario, parts of the Deep South could have a snow and/or ice threat next Monday/Tuesday. The European keeps the cold air just north of here, bringing rain early next week.
Bottom line - it’s too early to even form a responsible opinion at this point. There’s a large number of possible outcomes early next week, ranging from 60s with rain to 30s with wintry weather. For now, we’ll take a conservative “middle of the road” approach and call for 40s with some rain. Once we get within five days, we’ll have a clearer picture of the forecast for next week. Stay tuned.