Cold night on the way!

Plus a low severe weather threat Saturday

An hour by hour look at tonight's cold temperatures

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Dry, quiet and below average temperatures will carry us through the remainder of the workweek as high pressure dominates the pattern here in Alabama. Then, a potent storm system will arrive Saturday and bring the risk of strong to severe storms...

First things first, noticeably cooler air is rushing into the state behind Wednesday morning’s cold front. With ingredients perfectly in place for radiational cooling (the process of air cooling off quickly and effectively), tonight’s temperatures will be cold. Lows will fall into the 36-42°. Widespread frost isn’t likely, however if you are in a sheltered area, a valley or a typically colder location it is possible to see patchy frost development.

Cold Thursday morning
Cold Thursday morning (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Montgomery’s record low for April 22nd is 38 degrees, so we’ll get close to tying or breaking the record!

Then, it will be sunny again tomorrow and temperatures will be just barely warmer than today. Highs will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

We move well into the 70s on Friday, and skies will be mostly cloudy ahead of our next system.

Highs next several days
Highs next several days (Source: WSFA 12 News)

A high chance of rain and thunderstorms exists Friday night into Saturday. The potential will exist for heavy rainfall and strong to severe storms during this time period. Risks would be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph, large hail and a brief tornado or two. The overall risk is low.

Friday night and Saturday's severe risk
Friday night and Saturday's severe risk (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The second half of the weekend looks nice, though! Sunday will be sunny and comfortable in the upper 70s.

A good amount of sunshine will stick around for both Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer. Highs will be in the lower 80s Monday and the middle 80s Tuesday!

7 Day
7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Rain chances return Wednesday.

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