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Scattered rain lingers, big changes arrive Wednesday

Cooler, drier and less muggy Thursday and beyond!
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 4:37 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 10:55 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The rain has ended for tonight, but more scattered showers are possible tomorrow and tomorrow night. The sun will rise on Tuesday morning and begin a warm and muggy day with occasional showers and/or thunderstorms scattered around the area.

Highs will come up a bit early this week due to more sunshine and less overall rain coverage. Highs will rise into the mid-80s Tuesday. Some upper 80s are certainly possible and the humidity will make it feel hotter than it is.

A beautiful fall air mass is on the way beginning Wednesday.
A beautiful fall air mass is on the way beginning Wednesday.(WSFA 12 News)

The much-anticipated fall cold front that we’ve been talking about will put an end to the rain chances and mugginess by Wednesday afternoon. That front will usher in a much more comfortable air mass characterized by non-existent humidity, sunshine and much cooler weather -- the coolest since spring!

Highs will be in the 70s and low 80s with overnight lows generally in the middle and upper 50s to low 60s! That lasts through the upcoming weekend and into next week with nothing suggesting a return of wet, muggy weather.

Nicer weather arrives late Wednesday
Nicer weather arrives late Wednesday(WSFA 12 News)

Meanwhile out in the Atlantic we’ve got Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose. Both are likely to remain weak and out to sea. They pose no threat to the US.

There are two other areas being monitored for tropical development as well. The next names on the list for this year are Sam and Teresa. Fortunately neither of those systems will threaten the US either.

So we officially reached 17 named storms as of September 19th. To put that number in perspective...we’ve only had two other seasons with at least 17 named storms by September 19th since 1966. One of those was just last year.

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