Warm weather continues, but does rain return soon?

70s, 80s going nowhere; Friday’s rain chances have dropped

Who has the best chance of seeing rain Friday?

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - As we get ready to wrap up the month of February and head into March, our streak of above average warmth will continue. Temperatures climbed towards 80° today, which made it hard to believe a cold front passed overhead!

That font won’t impact temperatures much, but it will allow moisture back into the atmosphere. Cloud cover is returning this evening, and low showers chances return for Friday and the weekend.

The frontal boundary will lift back north as a warm front tonight. Friday morning, we could wake up to some showers, with the best chance north of U.S. 80. Then, few isolated showers are possible throughout the rest of the day, but because of where that front is expected to be situated, we believe most of us will stay dry.

Friday’s temperature forecast will not be a one-size-fits-all scenario - temperatures will depend on where that front stalls. Some north of U.S. 80 could get stuck in the 60s to near 70. However, we expect most of our area to see sunshine and temperatures well into the 70s.

Temperatures will be cooler in our northern counties. A few showers are possible but most will stay dry.
Temperatures will be cooler in our northern counties. A few showers are possible but most will stay dry. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

For the weekend, the aforementioned front will remain well to our north. Only a few isolated showers are possible. Nearly all of us will be dry under a partly to mostly cloudy sky.

The weekend looks warm!
The weekend looks warm! (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The bigger story for the weekend will be afternoon highs heading into the lower 80s! There will also be a very noticeable increase in humidity as dew points head for the 60s. It will feel anything but February-like!

The forecast gets murky again heading into next week as models disagree substantially on when a couple rounds of rain will move through the region...

Rain is possible at the start of the workweek
Rain is possible at the start of the workweek (Source: WSFA 12 News)

For now, it still appears as though we will see a 40-60% chance of showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms Monday through Tuesday night. Will it rain that entire time? Absolutely not. Is it even a guarantee that you will see rain during that window? No...but there’s a decent chance that at some point during that window you will see at least some rain.

Depending on your forecast model of choice, we still have a chance at seeing some rain Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll keep you updated!

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7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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