Temperatures heading down to end the week
Trending cooler through the end of the week, warmer with rain chances by the weekend.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Colder air is now filtering into Central and South Alabama, all behind the strong storm system that moved across the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
As we wake up on Thursday, out the door temperatures will be in the 30s area wide with many locations near freezing. Skies will remain clear and winds will remain noticeable, out of the north around 5 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph at times.
Thursday will be a cooler than normal day. Even with the sunshine expected, afternoon highs will only top out in the 50s. Winds will be out of the east around 5 to 10 mph trending lighter by Thursday night. Lows will fall into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.
Friday will again feature mostly sunny skies. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 50s to lower 60s and winds will be southeast around 5 mph. Overnight Friday will feature increasing clouds and lows hovering in the lower 50s.
Temperatures are trending warmer for Saturday but to go along with that warm up are rain chances back into the First Alert forecast. Highs will top out in the 70s with passing showers, while not a washout, just know that rain is in the forecast along with a few thunderstorms possible. A few showers could linger into Saturday night with lows in the 50s and cloudy skies remaining in place.
Long range forecast models keep rain chances in the forecast through not only Sunday, but midweek next week, giving us a rather unsettled weather pattern for the weekend and week ahead. While not a washout by any means, just know a passing shower cannot be ruled out Sunday all the way through next Wednesday.
Sunday afternoon highs will warm into the 60s under partly to mostly cloudy skies and isolated pockets of rain. Lows will hover in the 50s with clouds sticking around a shower or two possible.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will feature partly to mostly cloudy skies with afternoon highs in the 60s and 70s. Passing showers will also be possible during the period, but as of this typing, we are not looking at complete washouts. Lows will again hover in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
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