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Warm & mainly dry weather sticks around to start the week

We are tracking a potential change in the weather pattern as we push towards the weekend ahead.
Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 3:40 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2021 at 10:03 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The start to the week is looking warm and mainly dry. Monday expect mainly sunny skies with afternoon highs again reaching into the middle 80s. Lows Monday night into Tuesday morning will dip into the middle 60s.

WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Tuesday we will see partly to mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs still in the middle 80s. Overnight lows will be in the middle to upper 60s. Clouds will increase a bit late Tuesday into midweek. That is thanks to a weak disturbance that will move into Alabama giving us the slight chance for a shower.

Wednesday we are expecting partly cloudy skies with afternoon highs still in the middle to upper 80s and overnight lows in the middle to upper 60s. A slight shower cannot be ruled out, but the best chance for rain Wednesday in the state will be over North Alabama.

WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Thursday and Friday we will keep with partly cloudy skies and the very slight chance for a shower or two. Highs will remain in the middle to upper 80s with overnight lows in the middle to upper 60s.

The forecast for the week looks very similar each day, but the big chance we are forecast looks to coming Saturday into next Sunday.

Long range future radar models are indicating a cold front will sweep across Alabama on Saturday and exit the region by Sunday.

WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

As the front moves through the area, it looks to increase rain and a few thunderstorm chances by the day Saturday. So right now, we are increasing rain chances late Friday into the day Saturday due to this front.

Once the front exits the region, the rain activity will move out and, in its wake, will be much cooler and less dry air. Typical of what we expect to see during fall.

Forecast models are hinting at highs Saturday only in the lower 80s due to rain and clouds and lows Saturday night in the upper 50s to lower 60s as the front moves out.

WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Long range models are also showing us temperatures in the upper to middle 70s for highs by Sunday afternoon. Finally giving us a nice fall forecast.

We will continue to adjust the forecast as new forecast model data comes into the WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather Center. Make sure you keep checking with the First Alert Weather App for the latest updates on this potential rain chance and cool down by next weekend.

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