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Cold front brings rain to the area Wednesday night into Thursday

Cold temperatures could mix with Gulf moisture to give a low-end chance for frozen precipitation Thursday evening into Friday morning.
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 4:52 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 10:17 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A cold front will roll into the area overnight increasing clouds and our rain chances. This front will bring rain and a few thunderstorms to the area Wednesday night into the day on Thursday, but we are not tracking severe storms. Lows through the night will stay in the 50s with southeast winds around 5 to 10 mph.

The rain will gradually end as we move towards midday to the early afternoon hours on Thursday. Clouds will stick around during the afternoon hours with breezy conditions. Temperatures will be falling through the day, going from the 50s and 40s in the morning, to the lower 40s by the afternoon and into the 30s by Thursday night. Cloudy skies will stick around Thursday night with lows in the 30s. Winds will be out of the north around 5 to 10 mph.

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The cold front we track Thursday night will stall just to our south. An area of low pressure will form along that stalled boundary during the night Thursday. That low over the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring moisture to the area by late Thursday into Friday morning.

The moisture from the Gulf has the potential to mix with already cold air in place across the region by Friday morning. Some locations could see rain briefly mix with freezing rain, mainly for areas in Alabama southwest of Montgomery. Again, this is all dependent on temperatures, how much cold air is in place, and how much moisture moves into the area.

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First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

The window looks small, and if we do see wintery mix form, it could cause icy bridges and overpasses Thursday night into Friday morning. We will watch this this whole setup very closely and continue to update the forecast through the next few days with the latest updates on the icy potential.

Friday night will be cold and mainly cloudy. Lows will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s with north winds around 5 mph.

The weekend, right now, is looking drier but cold. Highs Saturday will only warm into the middle 40s under a mix of sun and clouds. Saturday night, we will see lows dip again into the 20s under partly cloudy skies.

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First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Sunday will be on the chilly side. Highs will warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s with mainly sunny skies. Sunday night, lows will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s under clear skies.

Monday is dry but partly cloudy. Highs will warm into the middle 50s. Monday night, lows will drip into the 30s with partly to mainly cloudy skies. There is a small chance for rain on Monday night.

Tuesday we are tracking our next system that will increase rain chances into the area. Highs will warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s with cloudy skies. Expect rain for Tuesday that will linger into the evening. Rain looks to be on the decrease by Tuesday night. Lows will fall into the 30s with cloudy skies.

Wednesday will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

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