First Alert: Dry stretch of weather underway

Cold front brings a slim chance of rain late next week.
First Alert 12: It's the last day of September! Here is the latest First Alert Forecast on what you can expect.
Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 5:08 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2023 at 11:18 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An extended period of completely dry weather is underway thanks to high pressure dominating the pattern in Alabama. The sky will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny through the weekend, with mainly sunny conditions are expected for much of next week.

October looks to start on a very dry note (both with low humidity in the atmosphere and a major lack of rain) while the pattern may be quiet, do know we are in need of some wet weather.

With the increase in sunshine comes hotter temperatures... afternoon highs will warm close to 90° both days this weekend. Then temperatures will warm into the upper 80s to around 90° each afternoon next workweek. This will not be record-breaking heat, nor will it be unprecedented heat for late September and early October.

Rain totals over the next week will be zero.
Rain totals over the next week will be zero.(WSFA 12 News)

It will definitely be warmer than what’s considered normal this time of year! The average high temperature is now in the mid 80s. Nighttime temperatures will fall into the lower and middle 60s over the next seven days. No big rises or drops in overnight lows are expected.

The humidity will remain tolerably low to comfortably low for the foreseeable future with no big jumps. That means the heat we’re going to see will be manageable. The low humidity is also a big player in why our forecast is so dry for the next week or so.

First Alert 7 Day Forecast
First Alert 7 Day Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

There are signs that a fall cold front will come through to end next week. The result of that would be some cooler weather and a low chance of much-needed rainfall. It’s unlikely to put an end to the ongoing drought concerns across Alabama. However, it will help to get even the smallest amount of rain.

As always, remember to download the free WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather app. That way you can gain the latest weather information from the First Alert Weather Team wherever you go. Just search WSFA Weather in the Apple App Store or Google Play store today.