Temperatures and rain chances ramp up, then come crashing down

Scattered showers and possibly a storm late Tuesday; widespread rain late Wednesday

Could this Monday forecast get any better?!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The last few days of March will vary greatly here in Central Alabama. First things first, the rest of the night will be clear, calm and cool.

Scattered rain and thunderstorms will pop up in spots Tuesday afternoon. Some will get a heavy downpour, most will stay dry. The rain will likely favor the afternoon and evening.

A strong cold front will quickly push in from the northwest on Wednesday. The result will be a much higher chance of showers and thunderstorms areawide during the afternoon hours. A few of the most intense storm cores could produce isolated pockets of damaging wind and perhaps some small hail, but widespread severe weather isn’t likely. The tornado threat is near zero.

A strong cold front will bring rain and storms to the area Wednesday.
A strong cold front will bring rain and storms to the area Wednesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Highs will push into the 80s ahead of the rain on Wednesday with breezy conditions by the afternoon.

Once the cold front and rain come to an end, much colder air will pour in. Temps will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s by Thursday morning.

Frost is likely Friday morning and possible Saturday morning.
Frost is likely Friday morning and possible Saturday morning. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

But it gets even colder than that with high pressure in control. Lows will fall to 34° Friday morning and 37° Saturday morning. That will result in widespread frost Friday and patchy frost Saturday.

The afternoons will be delightful, though, with ample sunshine, calm winds and highs around 60° on Thursday and 63° on Friday. Temps to moderate for Easter weekend as we start to see southerly flow return to Alabama.

We gradually see the return of warmer temps and rain chances, but then things dry out and cool off right before Easter Sunday!
We gradually see the return of warmer temps and rain chances, but then things dry out and cool off right before Easter Sunday! (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Look for upper 60s under partly cloudy skies on Saturday and mid-70s under mostly sunny skies for Easter Sunday!

Copyright 2021 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.