First Alert: Friday’s fall front will bring big changes

Much cooler air, lower humidity and perhaps a few showers are likely
First Alert 12: Cold front brings late week rain chances & colder weekend temperatures.
Published: Oct. 4, 2023 at 4:52 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2023 at 10:15 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - More clouds will arrive Thursday and stick around through Friday. Like Wednesday, during the daytime hours Thursday will be entirely dry, then as we move through Thursday night into the day Friday, a low end chance of showers return to the First Alert forecast, all thanks to a cold front that will sweep across the region. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s Thursday before lowering into the mid 80s Friday.

Rain totals between Thursday night and sunrise Saturday will be light in most places.
Rain totals between Thursday night and sunrise Saturday will be light in most places.(WSFA 12 News)

The humidity will remain low even as the clouds increase. That means our highs in the 80s will feel tolerable despite them being rather warm... the chance of showers Friday also exists Thursday night and Friday night as a cold front passes through Alabama.

Unfortunately, many of us will probably stay dry despite the front. This will likely result in more areas being included in some sort of drought category when the new Drought Monitor update comes Thursday morning.

It will be quite breezy all day Saturday.
It will be quite breezy all day Saturday.(WSFA 12 News)

While there will be a lack of major rain with the front, there will not be a lack of fall-like air. Temperatures will drop quite a bit behind it this weekend as highs fall into the 70s and lows plummet into the upper 40s and lower 50s. Saturday night and Sunday night will be the coolest with many areas slipping below 50°!

Pair a breeze with those much cooler temperatures and it will truly look and feel like fall all weekend long! Saturday will be particularly breezy with speeds of 10 to 20 mph.

The weekend will feel like true fall in Alabama.
The weekend will feel like true fall in Alabama.(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures will moderate into the upper 70s and then the 80s next week with dry weather through at least Wednesday. The breeze we’ll have this weekend will disappear next week as high pressure edges closer to the Deep South.

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.