First Alert: Forecast features dry conditions, lower humidity & crisp mornings

Cold front brings a fall-like feel to Alabama for the final days of the summer season.
First Alert forecast this week features dry conditions, lower humidity & crisp mornings.
Published: Sep. 16, 2023 at 4:17 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2023 at 6:05 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A cold front continues to work its way out of Alabama. As the front moves south, clouds will continue to thin and winds will shift out of the north, filtering in drier air across the region. Due to clear skies overnight, dry air in place and calm winds, lows will drop into the 50s and 60s, meaning it will be a crisp start to the day Monday.

All thanks to the cold front that moved through the area Sunday, lower humidity is filtering into central and south Alabama and will stick around through week ahead. Thanks to the dry air, rain chances will be near zero and there will be plenty of sunshine mixed with fair weather clouds each day.

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In fact, Monday through next Friday all feature mostly to partly sunny conditions. The humid factor remains low, meaning it will feel comfortable to be outside through most of this week, giving us a Fall-like feel to the air.

Afternoon highs this week will warm into the upper 80s each afternoon. Overnight lows will be cool in the 50s and 60s, that means morning runs, walking your dog, or coffee on the porch, will feel crisp and comfortable.

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Speaking of Fall, we officially welcome in the new season on Saturday. The autumnal equinox will occur at 1:49 am, marking the end of summer.

Long range forecast models hint that the weather pattern will stay fairly consistent as we move into the weekend ahead. Afternoon highs both Saturday and Sunday will warm into the 80s under a mix of sun and clouds, with overnight lows in the 60s.

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While we are expecting a mainly dry forecast this week, long range forecast models hint at a possible low pressure developing over Florida late next week. If that system does develop, an inch close to our region, we could introduce low end rain chances by the end of the week. This is something we will watch closely through the week.

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