Tracking more warmth, clouds and rain chances

Best chance of rain comes Friday night and Saturday
Mild tonight, tomorrow and Saturday... our next cold front will change all of that by Sunday!
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 4:33 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2021 at 3:08 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - More unseasonable warmth is here to stay for a few more days... under a mostly cloudy sky, both Thursday and Friday will be 10°+ warmer than normal for mid-December standards. If you’re wanting sunshine, there will be at least some today, but an abundantly sunny sky is just not in the cards for us; tomorrow will have even more cloud cover. but highs will still climb into the 70s. The amount of moisture in our atmosphere will increase over the next 48 hours as the wind direction turns southerly.

This will bring a round of fog late tonight into tomorrow morning.

The increase in moisture will also support a chance of scattered showers Friday evening. The better rain coverage will come Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday with a cold front...

Rain is likely Saturday and possible early next week.
Rain is likely Saturday and possible early next week.(WSFA 12 News)

Expect a great chance of getting wet on Saturday with the cold front. It will still be unseasonably warm and humid as we reach the lower 70s ahead of any rain. Even with the warmth and humidity, we are not looking at a severe weather or widespread heavy rain event. There could, however, be some thunderstorms mixed in.

The front will push to our south Saturday night, which will end our chances for rain. The drier air behind the front will keep Sunday rain-free and much cooler in the 50s. Clouds will hang tough throughout most of the day.

Mild... for now. Cooler temps return afternoon Saturday's cold front!
Mild... for now. Cooler temps return afternoon Saturday's cold front!(WSFA 12 News)

A secondary wave could bring a renewed chance of plain rain showers Monday night through Tuesday night. The fine details regarding this system have been -- and continue to be -- a bit muddled.

Still, models do suggest some rain potential during this period. It won’t rain that entire time, but we’re including mid-range chances for rain showers from Monday through the first half of Tuesday.

Temperatures will remain much cooler through at least the first chunk of next week. Highs will likely be in the 50s with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s.

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