Warm and occasionally wet through Wednesday, big rain late Thursday

Scattered, mainly light showers and warm weather headline the Alabama forecast
... but our weekend forecast is looking dry!
Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 3:25 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2023 at 4:36 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A mostly cloudy, warm and occasionally wet week is underway for central and south Alabama. The news isn’t all bad, though. First, we’ll be cool enough to prevent severe weather but warm enough to not have any problems with ice or snow. We can call it the comfortable middle ground. Secondly, the rain will clear out in time for the weekend! Saturday and Sunday are shaping up to be dry and noticeably colder.

First things first, though - we’ll drop into the mid 50s overnight underneath a mainly cloudy sky. A few spotty showers are ongoing as of this writing, these will continue at times tonight, tomorrow and frankly, for most of the week. It certainly won’t rain very long, most of Tuesday and Wednesday will be cloudy, dry and warm with afternoon temperatures both days in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Any rain that falls will be spotty and brief.

Warm and occasionally wet through midweek, bi grain chance Thursday
Warm and occasionally wet through midweek, bi grain chance Thursday(WSFA 12 News)

That will change in a mighty way by Thursday and Thursday night, as the stalled Arctic front west of us finally begins to move eastward. Heavy rain is likely Thursday afternoon and Thursday night; widespread 1 to 3 inch rainfall amounts are likely. A few claps of thunder are possible, but at the moment we do not see any risk of strong or severe thunderstorms with this system.

Wet weather increases by Thursday
Wet weather increases by Thursday(WSFA 12 News)

A shower or two could linger Friday morning, but skies will clear quickly as the day progresses. Colder air rushes in behind the front; temperatures will stay stuck in the 50s all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with overnight lows dropping into the 30s. The weekend will be cold, but sunny and dry.

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