Chilly, windy Wednesday ahead for Alabama

Next rain chance arrives Friday night into Saturday

Two systems heading our way - first cold and dry, then wet and stormy!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The beautiful stretch of weather will continue for the next few days with plenty of sun!

You probably won’t notice it, but a boundary will push through early Wednesday morning. This front won’t produce any rain, nor bring much more than a few clouds during the morning hours. What it will do is impact temperatures. Highs on Wednesday behind the front will struggle to get into the upper 60s despite sunny skies.

Lows Wednesday night will fall into the upper 30s.
Lows Wednesday night will fall into the upper 30s. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

It’ll be very chilly Wednesday night under mainly clear skies. Lows will fall into the 36-42 degree range. Frost doesn’t look likely at this point due to a dry air mass and borderline supportive temperatures. Sunshine will return Thursday, but highs stay cool around 70 degrees.

After a mostly cloudy and dry day Friday in the mid-70s, we will have an excellent chance at seeing widespread rain and thunderstorms Friday night through Saturday night.

The potential will exist for heavy rainfall and strong to severe storms; there are some moving parts involved in the forecast, which is leading to some uncertainty regarding the extent of the severe risk.

A severe weather threat could materialize Saturday. There are uncertainties, but it's possible we see a damaging wind gust, large hail and brief tornado risk.
A severe weather threat could materialize Saturday. There are uncertainties, but it's possible we see a damaging wind gust, large hail and brief tornado risk. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Still, we believe it is fair to say at this point that we do have a risk of some severe storms on Saturday -- especially south of U.S. 80.

Behind that system will be plentiful sunshine for both Sunday and Monday with high temperatures back in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Those warmer temps will likely hang around beyond the 7-day period as well.

A breezy, but sunny Wednesday expected... cold start to our Thursday, but then we gradually warm up!
A breezy, but sunny Wednesday expected... cold start to our Thursday, but then we gradually warm up! (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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