First Alert: Dry start to the week, ahead of rising rain chances late week
A system forms in the Gulf late week, aiding in the increase in rain and storm chances Thursday and Friday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Clouds will continue to thin as we move through tonight, that will help temperatures drop overnight into the 40s and 50s, meaning it will be another a chilly start to the day as we wake up Monday morning.
Monday will feature a mix of sun and clouds. Afternoon highs will again warm around 70 degrees with east winds around 10 to 15 mph. Mainly dry conditions are expected, with one or two showers possible for far south Alabama. Overnight temperatures will hover in the 40s and 50s under partly cloudy conditions.
Tuesday will be partly to mostly sunny and dry. Afternoon highs will continue to warm, back into the middle 70s and overnight lows will hover in the 40s and 50s with calm conditions.
Wednesday is also looking mainly dry. Afternoon highs will warm into the upper to middle 70s with mostly to partly sunny skies. Lows will hover around 50 degrees, but rain chances and cloud coverage is expected to build through the night and into the day on Thursday.
We are tracking a low pressure system that is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico. That system will push ashore and pull in Gulf moisture across the south and into the state of Alabama. Due to this system, we are looking at increasing rain chances Thursday and Friday of the upcoming week.
Thursday expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and storms. Highs will warm into the 70s with a bit of a muggy factor. Lows will be around 60 degrees with scattered showers through the night.
Friday will again be mostly to partly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms remain in the forecast as the low pressure moves away from the area. Highs Friday will again warm into the 70s to near 80 degrees with lows in the 50s. Rain will taper off Friday night with clouds thinning a bit.
As of this typing, Saturday of next week is looking drier. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny and afternoon highs will warm back near 80 degrees. With overnight lows hovering around 60 degrees, one or two showers remain in place during the night.
Sunday is looking like the wetter day this upcoming weekend. We are tracking another disturbance that will impact the region, again increasing rain chances and causing temperatures to drop slightly back into the middle 70s.
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