First Alert: Warm, windy for Wednesday

More changes ahead late in the week
First Alert: Windy, warm Wednesday, then more changes
Published: Feb. 21, 2023 at 4:15 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 21, 2023 at 4:45 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A warm, feeling-like-May kind of day is underway across LA. That’s Lower Alabama for the uninitiated; I went with it because it rhymes. Expect a cloudy, warm night with temperatures slowly falling into the low and mid 60s by sunrise Wednesday!

Wednesday will be a warm, mainly dry and noticeably windy day. Temperatures will treat you right; we’ll warm into the lower 80s with more sun than clouds. The thing that will get your attention, though, is the wind! A consistent southwest breeze will keep rocking around 15-25 miles per hour - basically all day! That’s not enough to produce damage, but loose objects around the outside of your home could go for a ride, things like pool floats, patio furniture and empty buckets/trash can are most likely to go airborne at these speeds.

A warm southwest breeze will blow at 15-25 mph Wednesday
A warm southwest breeze will blow at 15-25 mph Wednesday(WSFA 12 News)

While the risk of a sprinkle Wednesday isn’t zero, its pretty close to it - so we’ll round down and say no rain. I suppose its not impossible one or two places get a quick sprinkle, but rain will be the distant longshot, most will stay dry. Thursday will be a warm, cloudy day with a few scattered showers.

A front approaches the state from the northwest by Friday, this will bring much colder air into the northern third of Alabama. At this point, we suspect this front will stay north of us, leaving us on the warm side of things - so we’ll project only a slight cooldown for Friday and Saturday - still much warmer than normal for late February!

Warm is the word for most of the next seven days!
Warm is the word for most of the next seven days!(WSFA 12 News)

More warm weather is ahead for Sunday and Monday; we’ll mention the small chance of a shower both days, but the better coverage of rain likely sets up after sunset on Monday and into the middle of next week. We’ll cool down a bit next week, too, but there are no signs of Arctic air anytime soon.

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