First Alert: Temperatures climb ahead of midweek rain/storms
Temperatures climb well into the 70s midweek, ahead of a cold front that look to bring strong to severe storms to Alabama Thursday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It will be a clear and cold night. Lows will dip into the 30s with west winds around 5 to 10 mph. Dry conditions remain on Monday and Tuesday and we begin a warm-up. Highs climb into the 60s Monday, 70s Tuesday and continue to warm through midweek. That warming trend is ahead of our next storm system, that looks to bring a few thunderstorms Wednesday and the potential for strong to severe storms Thursday.
Monday and Tuesday will feature a mostly sunny sky and dry conditions. Afternoon highs are back into the 60s Monday with west winds around 5 to 10 mph. Winds become calm Monday night and fair skies persist, lows will dip into the 30s and 40s. Tuesday the warm-up continues, as highs climb back into the 70s with south winds around 5 to 15 mph.
A disturbance moves into the area Tuesday night, that brings an increase in clouds and a few showers. Lows will also warm, back into the 50s.
Wednesday we will continue with a rain and a few thunderstorm chances. The aforementioned disturbance will lift north as a warm front. That front will bring the chance for a few thunderstorms as it lifts across the region. Afternoon highs will surge behind the front, into the upper 70s with increasing moisture values. Showers linger into Wednesday night with lows in the 50s and 60s.
Thursday is a day we are watching closely. A cold front is forecast to move into the area from the west. That front will interact with temperatures in the 70s and a muggy air mass overhead. The clash between the warm moist air and cold front will cause showers and storms to form. With some storms being on the strong to severe side Thursday into Thursday night.
A FIRST ALERT that some of the storms could pack a punch, with damaging winds up to 60 mph, quarter sized hail and tornadoes all possible on Thursday through Thursday night. This threat is for all of Central and South Alabama.
There is still a lot of questions on how this storm system develops and the timing on when it will exactly arrive to our region. Keep check with the WSFA First Alert Weather team and we will continue to fine tune the forecast with the latest information throughout the week, leading up to the event Wednesday and especially Thursday.
Behind the front Thursday, the rain and storms will push out and we will start to dry out Friday and into the upcoming week ahead. Temperatures will trend cooler, back into the 50s and 60s Friday through Sunday and overnight lows on the cold side in the 30s.
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