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The fall feeling sticks around as we start the work week

Rain chances are expected to move back into the forecast by late week.
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 5:45 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2021 at 9:49 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A ridge of high pressure is causing calm and crisp conditions across Alabama and much of the southeast. High pressure brings fairer weather and that is exactly what is forecasted as we start the new work and school week ahead.

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WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Monday, get ready for more fall weather. Mostly sunny skies will prevail, with afternoon highs only warming into the lower to middle 70s. Lows will dip back into the 40s and 50s Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The ridge of high pressure that is keeping us dry will slowly start to move east of Alabama. With that shift, will bring more of an easterly and southerly wind flow to the area. Helping temperatures and moisture values to creep up by mid-to-late week.

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

In fact, by Tuesday and Wednesday, afternoon highs will reach back in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Clouds will also build by Wednesday becoming more partly cloudy across the area. Overnight lows will also start their warming trend, going from the middle 50s Tuesday night, into the lower 60s by Wednesday night.

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

We are tracking a change in the weather pattern by Thursday and Friday. The area of high pressure will get pushed out of the region thanks to a cold front. That front will increase our rain chances Thursday and into Friday.

Afternoon highs will also warm ahead of the front, all thanks to south winds. Expect Thursday to warm into the lower 80s with lows in the lower 60s. We will see upper 70s for Friday as the cold front moves out and exits the region.

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

Right now, forecast models are indicating widely scattered showers and storms along the cold front as it moves into the region late week. The big question is how much moisture will be in place for this front to work with, that will depend on how much rain we see with this system.

The good news is the front is expected to push out by next weekend. High pressure will quickly move back into the region, giving us more sunshine next weekend with highs in the middle 70s and lows in the lower 50s.

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

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