First Alert: Warm this week, with increasing rain chances late week

Scattered to isolated pockets of rain possible Tuesday through Thursday, with higher rain chances expected late week.
First Alert 12: Latest on temperature trends, rain chances and more.
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 4:28 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2023 at 9:22 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Warm, warm, warm. How else can we describe it? February was incredibly warm across the state and the first week of March is following the same path! We warmed into the lower 80s on Monday and more warm weather is ahead for Tuesday and Wednesday, as a stalled front hangs out to our north. With the long stretch of warm, dry weather, there hasn’t been much rain or fresh air to help clean out the atmosphere. So, air quality remains poor and pollen levels will stay uncomfortably high over the next few days.

3-Day Pollen forecast
3-Day Pollen forecast(WSFA 12 News)

The aforementioned frontal boundary will stall across Central Alabama, keeping an active weather pattern in place Wednesday all the way through the upcoming weekend. That means scattered to isolated pockets of rain will be possible each day through mid-to-late week and into the weekend.

The stalled front will also play an important role when it comes to temperatures, those residing north of the front will be cooler while locations south of the front will be warmer, something we will watch closely how it plays out through the week.

Wednesday is looking warm. Highs will top out in the 70s under mainly to partly cloudy skies. A pulse of energy will move along the front and try to bring increased rain chances midweek, but like the remainder of the forecast those showers will be scattered in nature, meaning some will see rain while others remain dry. Lows will again fall into the 50s overnight.

By Thursday and Friday, afternoon highs are trending cooler while rain chances are trending higher, especially by Friday. Highs to end the week will be in the 70s with overnight lows in the 50s. Rain chances will be scattered on Thursday but looking a bit more widespread on Friday, all thanks to another pulse of energy moving along the stalled boundary.

First Alert: Isolated rain through Thursday, Friday looks wetter
First Alert: Isolated rain through Thursday, Friday looks wetter(WSFA 12 News)

The weekend is looking partly cloudy and cooler. Highs are trending into the 50s and 60s while lows cool in the 30s and 40s. There are still questions on if we get a pulse of energy to push the stalled boundary out of the region, and filter cooler air into place, something we are tracking and will update the First Alert forecast with each new forecast run into the WSFA Vance Law Firm Storm Track Zone.

Just know we are tracking a major cool down to temperatures either this weekend, or for the start of next week, just a FIRST ALERT head up to what we are watching for and tracking.

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