First Alert: Dry & warm through Friday
Rain showers are possible in spots Friday night into the day Saturday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - April in Alabama is known to be an active month, so we are happy to report that our week so far has been quiet and it continues to stay that way! Lows tonight will hover in the 50s under fair skies. Afternoon highs are back into the 80s Thursday and again Friday with overnight lows remaining mild to end the week. We are tracking a slight change to the forecast, as moisture levels rise Friday, ahead of a cold front that moves across the state Friday night into the morning hours Saturday.
While most of the day Friday will be dry, rain chances will rise a bit Friday night and early Saturday as a cold front swings through the region. Some storms could occur with this system, but there is no risk of severe weather. It’s not even a guarantee that storms will impact your town or city as the ingredients for thunder and lightning will be lacking.
The system as a whole will be rather unimpressive for Alabama. We’ve actually lowered rain chances both Friday night and Saturday, a little, to account for models now suggesting even less precipitation than was already forecast.
Things will dry out by Saturday afternoon and stay that way to start next week. It will turn cooler behind the cold front as highs return to the 70s this weekend and early next week. Based on the system being weaker and the cold air behind it being less significant, we’ve bumped temperatures up a little bit, both afternoon highs and nighttime lows.
To make things feel a little cooler it will be a little breezy both Saturday and Sunday. Wind speeds will be 10 to 15 mph with gusts near 20 mph at times each day. Similar to rain chances and temperatures, the wind speed forecast has been adjusted a little bit based on the the latest forecast guidance. The breeziness doesn’t look quite as noticeable for the weekend thanks to the system looking a little weaker.
Rain chances are on the rise again next Tuesday and Wednesday. Still plenty of details yet to be ironed out with respect to next week’s forecast at this point in time. We can say that there will probably be at least some rain around Tuesday and beyond. Some thunderstorms will probably be in the mix next week as well as instability and moisture levels rise.
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