First Alert: Cold Saturday in progress

Snowstorm rages across New England, but Alabama is cold and dry
FIRST ALERT 12: Cold this morning, but the afternoon will be...cold too, actually. But it WILL warm up soon!
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 4:59 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2022 at 10:31 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A bright supply of January sunshine will fall across Alabama today, but it won’t help much with temperatures. After a bitterly cold start this morning, temperatures will stay stuck in the upper 30s to lower 40s for most of the day. A stout breeze won’t help matters; the wind will make it feel colder than it really is for most of the day.

Sunday starts in the middle and upper 20s again, so you’ll want to bring in pets and plants, drip the faucets and check on people in your social circle. The good news? Sunday afternoon will be significantly better as we’re near 60 degrees with ample sunshine.

A slow but steady warming trend gets underway as we begin the first week of February. Temperatures will be in the 60s each day next week through Thursday. Overnight temps come up well above freezing as well!

With the milder temperatures and southerly flow from the Gulf of Mexico comes added moisture and eventually a storm system. These two components will bring increased rain chances beginning Tuesday night.

Exact coverage from Tuesday night through Friday is still not 100% set in stone. Tuesday night into Wednesday and Wednesday night into Thursday look to be the wettest at this point in time. There could be storms in the mix come Thursday, but that isn’t a surefire thing.

Rain chances increase next week, including Wednesday.
Rain chances increase next week, including Wednesday.(WSFA 12 News)

Some locally heavy rain and/or strong storms may accompany this system, but it’s too soon to provide any details on any potential heavy rain or strong thunderstorm risk.

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