Dry weather sticks around to end the week, rain returns this weekend

Rain is back into the forecast late Saturday and is expected to linger into Sunday
FIRST ALERT 12: Tracking the latest Thursday forecast. Plus, a new look at the rain chances for the weekend.
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 4:49 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 9:55 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Thursday is looking mostly sunny. Winds will pick up in the afternoon, becoming breezy around 10 to 15 mph out of the southwest. Highs will reach into the middle to lower 60s. Skies remain clear Thursday night with lows falling into the lower 30s. Winds will be calm in the overnight period Thursday.

Friday remains mostly to partly cloudy with afternoon highs back near 60 degrees. Winds will be out of the north around 5 mph. Clouds build overnight Friday with lows hovering in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Rain and wind are likely this weekend, especially late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.
Rain and wind are likely this weekend, especially late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.(WSFA 12 News)

We are tracking a major storm system this weekend, that will give the potential for rain and some winter weather across the southeast.

For Central and South Alabama Saturday, we will see cloudy skies in abundance. Highs on Saturday will warm into the lower 60s. Showers will build during the afternoon hours Saturday as our next low pressure moves into the state. Expect rain Saturday night with cloudy skies and temperatures in the lower 40s.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

There is the chance for a few snowflakes again this weekend late Saturday into the morning on Sunday. This threat is mainly for North Alabama over into North Georgia, with our area just seeing a cold rain. We are still several days away from pinpointing what will happen this weekend across the southeast, we will continue to track this weather maker and update the forecast as we push into the weekend.

We do expect some lingering showers before noon on Sunday. Skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 40s. Behind the system on Sunday morning, we will see temperatures quickly drop and winds become breezy. Lows will drop down into the 30s Sunday night.

We dry out again for the start of next week. Expect mostly sunny skies for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Afternoon highs will warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s. Monday night, temperatures will again fall near 30 degrees with mostly clear skies.

Tuesday, we will again see mostly sunny skies. Highs will warm into the middle 50s. Lows Tuesday night will fall into the upper 30s under increasing cloud coverage.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Clouds will be back into the forecast on Wednesday as we track our next weather maker moving into the state. Highs Wednesday will warm into the lower 60s with isolated to scattered showers in the forecast.

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