First Alert: Warm days, cool nights headline the forecast

Rain chances ramp up on Thursday
Temperatures warming up this week
Published: Apr. 10, 2023 at 5:40 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 10, 2023 at 11:09 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The unseasonably cool Easter weekend will give way to a warming trend as the new week pushes along. High temperatures will go from the 60s today to near 80 by Friday.

There will also be some chances of rain and thunderstorms over the next week. Right now it does not look like either system will bring severe weather or flooding rain, which is great news!

Temperatures rebound into the lower and middle 70s tomorrow under a mix of sun and clouds. Middle to upper 70s are then in the forecast for Wednesday with more partly cloudy skies. Both Tuesday and Wednesday will start cool in the upper 40s, so don’t put those jackets away just yet!

Our next system will push in Wednesday night and bring a good chance of widespread rain to the state. Late Wednesday night and all day Thursday feature high-end rain chances around 70% at this time. I’d expect those to increase as we get closer. There could be some thunderstorms in the mix with this system.

The rain gets out of here Thursday night, paving the way for a drier Friday. Temperatures will not cool down behind Thursday’s rain. In fact they will do just the opposite!

Temperatures warm up this week.
Temperatures warm up this week.(WSFA 12 News)

Highs will reach 80 degrees on Friday before rising into the lower 80s on Saturday. Skies will be partly cloudy on Friday and mostly cloudy on Saturday. It should stay dry Friday; the same cannot be said for Saturday.

That’s when the next system will move into Alabama. This one will likely produce rain and a few thunderstorms from late Saturday afternoon through the day Sunday. Similar to the rain chances for Thursday, the weekend rain chances will likely increase as we get closer and models get a better handle on what will transpire.

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