Rain ends early Thursday, colder air returns

Chilly Thursday through Sunday, then warmer air makes a comeback!

Timing Thursday's rain, cold air returns Thursday night!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A rainy night is in progress across central and south Alabama. Thankfully, our temperature in central Alabama is just right - too warm for any snow or ice, too cool for severe weather. Some thunder is possible, and there is a threat of a severe storm along the Florida border, but the threat is quite low. The main concern is a brief damaging wind threat. The tornado threat is expected to stay south and east of Alabama, over the Florida panhandle and into south Georgia.

Low to very low risk of severe storms in parts of south Alabama
Low to very low risk of severe storms in parts of south Alabama (Source: WSFA 12 News)

As the system slows down, additional showers and rain remain possible. Showers have the highest likelihood of popping up in the eastern and southeastern parts of the state throughout the day Thursday, with maybe an isolated shower possible for the rest of us. No matter where you go, though, it won’t be an all-day washout. Once again, there’s a low risk for severe weather in the Wiregrass.

Colder weather makes a brief comeback following our rain with lows in the low and middle 30s Thursday night. If there is leftover moisture, we won’t be able to rule out a few flurries early Friday morning.

Colder air lingers in the morning with the middle 20s Friday night and the low 30s Saturday night. Daytime highs will get better each day, though, as we hit the low 50s Friday, the upper 50s Saturday and the lower 60s by Sunday! Plus, sunshine will dominate starting around lunchtime Friday!

Sunshine and milder temperatures are on the way for the weekend.
Sunshine and milder temperatures are on the way for the weekend. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The warming trend doesn’t end there. By the middle of next week, high temperatures could approach the 70s for our entire region!

Before the 70s, we do have a weak system set to move through Sunday night into Monday that could bring a chance of light showers. That system is looking very minor and moisture-starved, however.

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7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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