Big changes arriving this weekend

Rain showers move in this evening and remain possible through Saturday night
Rain returns to the forecast soon... we're looking ahead and tracking wet weather this weekend!
Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 4:56 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2021 at 3:19 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - More unseasonable warmth on the way for the next 48 hours. Highs will reach the lower 70s both today and tomorrow, which is a solid 10-15° above average! There’s also more moisture in the atmosphere this morning, which did lead to widespread fog this morning; now across central and south Alabama we remain gray and overcast, but low-level clouds are no longer an issue for drivers.

The increase in moisture will also support a chance of scattered showers moving in from the south after 5 p.m. The higher rain coverage will come tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow night with a cold front.

Rain and some storms are likely Saturday, especially during the morning and afternoon.
Rain and some storms are likely Saturday, especially during the morning and afternoon.(WSFA 12 News)

Rain and some thunderstorms are likely late tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. It won’t rain all day long as some breaks are expected, but everyone should get wet tomorrow. We aren’t going to see severe weather, but some heavier downpours are a good bet at times.

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

Showers and thunderstorms are back Saturday before a cloudy and cool Sunday.
Showers and thunderstorms are back Saturday before a cloudy and cool Sunday.(WSFA 12 News)

A secondary wave could bring a renewed chance of plain rain showers from late Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. 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 chances for rain showers from late Monday through Tuesday afternoon. The absolute highest coverage of rain is favoring Monday night and the first of Tuesday. We’ll continue updating this forecast over the weekend!

Colder air returns next week with lows in the 30s and 40s.
Colder air returns next week with lows in the 30s and 40s.(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures will remain much cooler as we push into Christmas week. Highs will likely be in the 50s and eventually the 60s with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s through Christmas Eve.

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