First Alert: Near record warmth continues

Highs will be in the middle and upper 70s to near 80⁰ all week
How much longer does this warmer than normal temperature trend last?!
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 5:21 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 9:58 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The theme for the rest of the workweek is very warm temperatures, and not just a little bit of warmth... not only will we be running 15°+ above normal by December standards, but a few days we could inch close to record-breaking heat. That combined with a good bit of moisture in the atmosphere will make it feel much more like a late Spring day. Highs through Friday are expected to climb into the mid and upper 70s easily; there’s a good chance several locations touch 80°!

It comes without much, if any, rain or thunderstorm activity. There could be a passing shower today and again Friday... that’s about the worst-case scenario when it comes to rain this week.

There will be a good deal of moisture in place, so each morning fog and low clouds are possible. Some of the fog will be dense at times, but it’s impossible to tell you exactly where the dense fog will establish itself each morning. The morning clouds and fog will move out by late in the morning, giving way to more sunshine for the afternoon hours.

That sun is what will get several towns to 80°+ a time or two this week. It’s not going to be record warmth, but it’s going to be pretty darn close each afternoon through Friday. Records this week are generally in the lower 80s.

Not much, if any, rain is expected through Saturday.
Not much, if any, rain is expected through Saturday.(WSFA 12 News)

Changes will occur this weekend thanks to a passing cold front on Friday. Temperatures will come back down closer to normal in the upper 60s for highs and lower 50s for lows. Saturday will stay dry with plenty of sun, then comes a chance of rain showers for Sunday as a disturbance swings across the Deep South.

Much warmer than normal with a few chances for scattered showers...
Much warmer than normal with a few chances for scattered showers...(WSFA 12 News)

The rain clears out for Monday, but the dry weather won’t last long as another chance of rain and thunderstorms is in the forecast by Tuesday and Wednesday. It is too early to talk heavy rain or severe weather potential, though the system looks like it may be robust enough to support both. Stay tuned for details on this as it’s over a week out.

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