Sunny, warm week in progress

Dry weather causing increase in drought, wildfire risk

70s for highs today (& that's the coolest afternoon all week 😲)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A clear, chilly evening is underway; this will be our last night below 40 degrees for at least the next 6-7 days, though!

For the remainder of the 7-day forecast we’ll have partly cloudy skies as opposed to sunny skies. So instead of 100% blue skies, there will be a mix of sun and clouds each afternoon Tuesday through Sunday. Still not bad! The bigger story will be temperatures...

After reaching the lower 70s again on Tuesday, we’re heading for the upper 70s both Wednesday and Thursday. Some areas could very well touch 80 degrees on Thursday.

For Friday and the upcoming weekend, temperatures won’t just touch 80 degrees; they will head into the lower 80s for the entirety of Central Alabama!

Rain chances are non-existent over the course of the workweek with a ridge of high pressure remaining anchored to our east. By next weekend, though, we’ll be watching a system approach from the west.

Our next rain chance doesn't arrive until Sunday night into Monday.
Our next rain chance doesn't arrive until Sunday night into Monday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Even as that occurs, rain chances continue to get pushed back as the actual arrival of that system here in Alabama looks to hold off until Sunday night and Monday now.

That is the only legitimate chance of rain in the forecast in what will continue to be a remarkably dry stretch of weather here in what is typically our wettest month of the year. This stretch of warm, dry weather is not without its problems, though. Firefighters have fought 70 wildfires in the past three days, covering over 2,000 acres. The nice weather is great, but we could use some rain!

Staying dry and warming up over the next few days...
Staying dry and warming up over the next few days... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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