First Alert: Warm week ahead, rain returns late in the week

Scattered rain Tuesday-Thursday, higher rain chances afterward
Updated Sunday forecast. Plus, the latest on rain chances & temperatures for the week ahead.
Published: Mar. 4, 2023 at 3:59 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 5, 2023 at 5:49 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A warm, dry Sunday is in the books for Alabama; temperatures warmed into the upper 70s across the state - cooler than last week, but still around ten degrees warmer than normal for early March. Monday will be a gem, too; expect another day of bright, sunny weather and temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s across the southern half of the state.

A disturbance moves close to the area on Tuesday, giving us the chance for a few showers here or there. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. A slight chance for a shower continues into Tuesday night and lows will be mild in the 50s and 60s.

Another pulse of energy tries to move into the state on Wednesday, that system will again keep with a low end chance for rain on Wednesday. A few thunderstorms are possible during the day, but most will remain dry and contend with partly to mostly cloudy conditions. Highs will warm into the 70s and 80s with overnight lows in the 50s and 60s under a cloudy sky.

Highs will warm into the 70s and 80s through late week with lows in the 50s and 60s. Rain chances remain limited through Thursday, with one or two showers possible.

Long range forecast models indicate a change to a more active pattern Friday and into the upcoming weekend. A First Alert heads up - there could be a few stormy windows in there, but we simply don’t have enough confidence in the details to nail it down to a day or two. We’ll keep you posted.

Warm for a while, higher rain chances return late this week.
Warm for a while, higher rain chances return late this week.(WSFA 12 News)

Another FIRST ALERT head up for a blast of cold air behind the late week front we are tracking. Long range temperature forecast shows highs in the 50s and 60s with lows in the 30s and 40s, between Sunday, March 12th and Thursday, March 16th. Again, timing and specifics are still too far to pinpoint but it would be good not to plant anything you can’t afford to lose, because it’s possible that Alabama will face more frost and/or freeze issues over the next few weeks.

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