First Alert: Tracking a dry and cool weekend

The cool temperatures will not last long, a big warm-up is expected as we move through the week ahead.
First Alert 12: Outdoor plans for your Saturday? Check out the latest First Alert Forecast to help you plan your day.
Published: Feb. 17, 2023 at 4:38 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The weekend will be a partly to mostly sunny, dry and cool. We anticipate temperatures to warm into the mid and upper 50s Saturday with a light breeze and a partly to mostly clear sky. Lows bottom out in the mid and upper 30s Sunday morning before rebounding into the mid 60s Sunday afternoon. Cool and dry is the forecast for all of the Mardi Gras celebrations scheduled for our area.

First Alert: Alabama turns colder
First Alert: Alabama turns colder(WSFA 12 News)

The forecast for next week is unsettled. There are a few systems that we expect to graze us with a small chance of a passing shower or storm, so we will leave a small rain chance in the forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. But, the majority of those days will be dry or mainly dry, and any rain that falls seems like it would be on the light and spotty side. If those systems trend just a little southward, though, the rain could be heavier - we’ll keep an eye on new data and adjust the forecast as necessary!

The very clear part of the forecast for next week is the warm-up! Temperatures will skyrocket into the 75-80 degree range for most of the week, with overnight temperatures well above freezing. An Early Spring? Sure seems that way, although I wouldn’t plant anything just yet.

Chilly this weekend. Warmer next week.
Chilly this weekend. Warmer next week.(WSFA 12 News)

As always, remember to download the free WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather app. That way you can gain the latest weather information from the First Alert Weather Team wherever you go. Just search WSFA Weather in the Apple App Store or Google Play store today.