First Alert: Memorial Day Weekend is here...and the weather will cooperate!

Dry today, mostly dry tomorrow, dry Monday
First Alert: Hour by hour look at Memorial Day Weekend
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 5:39 AM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2023 at 5:23 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Memorial Day Weekend 2023 is here and the weather will be almost 100% nice. A few of us will see a quick 15-20 minute downpour on Sunday, but that will be the exception rather than the rule. That’s essentially the only rain chance for the holiday weekend; today and Monday will both be dry and comfortably warm in the afternoon.

The one thing that might surprise a few people is the cool feel of the air in the morning. We’ll drop into the 50s for overnight lows each night through Monday night, so be prepared for some cooler evenings and mornings.

Temperatures will be very comfortable by late May standards. Highs will be in the lower 80s through Memorial Day before warming into the middle and then the upper 80s as next week moves along. Each and every day through next Thursday will be below the normal high of 89 degrees.

A mostly beautiful Memorial Day Weekend has arrived!
A mostly beautiful Memorial Day Weekend has arrived!(WSFA 12 News)

Overnight temperatures will be delightful and fall firmly into the “give that A/C unit a rest” category. Most everyone in Central and South Alabama will fall into the upper 50s every night through the start of next week. Some spots will slip into the mid-50s a time or two, with the best bet for areawide mid-50s being Saturday night.

In terms of the humidity we’ve got even more good news for you. The humidity levels will be non-noticeable all the way through the middle of next week. You really won’t notice any sort of humid feel to the air.

One thing that does look more likely is an overall increase in cloud coverage each day starting Sunday. It won’t be gray and overcast, but more of a partly cloudy sky is likely Sunday thru Wednesday. Skies may even turn mostly cloudy next Thursday as moisture levels rise quite a bit.

If Memorial Day weekend has you traveling to the beaches of Alabama or Northwest Florida, the weather will be just as good. Expect plenty of sunshine overall all weekend long with low humidity and dry conditions. The rip current risk will be low today, moderate tomorrow, low Sunday, and low Monday.

Have a great and safe holiday weekend! And if you find yourself wanting the latest forecast, be sure to download and use our handy WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather app that is free for download!

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