Abnormally dry weather to continue

No sign of rainfall ahead with highs in the 80s
New work week, same weather pattern: sunny, very comfortable and yes, still no rain...
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 4:35 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2022 at 3:18 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It has been awhile since we have seen any rain... our dry stretch of weather - that started back on September 13th - will continue with no interruptions for the foreseeable future. There is no rain in sight for at least the next 7 days across central and south Alabama; each day our sky will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, and dew points remain low.

Temperatures will reach at least 80° each afternoon, but mid and even some upper 80s are likely for the second half of the workweek as our dry air mass warms up ahead of an approaching cold front. Even though a frontal boundary is expected to swing through Friday night, it likely won’t bring us any wet weather.

Lows will continue to fall into the 50s each night, with the coolest morning dipping down near 50° for some spots.

No rain expected for the next 10 days.
No rain expected for the next 10 days.(WSFA 12 News)

Even if the previously mentioned front doesn’t bring any rain, it will likely help temperatures stay down closer to 80° by this weekend.

It will also kick up the wind again on Saturday... gusts will likely top 20 mph at times.

As the very dry pattern continues you may be wondering about any additional fire or even drought conditions; with the lack of wind this week there shouldn’t be any big-time fire weather concerns. However, with the ground being dry and the humidity staying low the conditions will be supportive of fires spreading faster than normal. Just be sure to exercise caution if partaking in outdoor burning.

Abnormally dry conditions are in place across parts of the region.
Abnormally dry conditions are in place across parts of the region.(WSFA 12 News)

Drought conditions are not currently present, but we are considered “abnormally dry” according to the Drought Monitor update released last week. With no rain this week there will almost assuredly be many towns and cities upgraded to at least “moderate drought” when this week’s updated Drought Monitor is released Thursday morning.

Dry and sunny conditions continue...
Dry and sunny conditions continue...(WSFA 12 News)

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