MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Our familiar scene of cold front-induced wet weather played out again this morning. And like the past few, severe weather evaded us. It'a a nice streak we've got going, one we're hopeful continues for awhile. Our rain is tapering from west to east as cooler and drier air filters into the region. That will set the stage for a little taste of December before we head back toward the warm stuff...
TODAY: Temperatures will be tricky to forecast today. One of those days where one number won't cover it. Temperatures across southeast Alabama are in the lower 70s right now and will end up qualifying as the day's high. The farther west you go the cooler the air gets (behind the front). Much of central Alabama will get into the lower 60s while western Alabama doesn't climb out of the 50s. Rainfall through late morning will affect areas east of I-65 and south of I-85. The back edge of cloud cover is already moving through far west Alabama and will continue to make eastward progress into the afternoon. Some will end up seeing a few hours of sunshine before sundown tonight. The clearing line may not quite make it into east Alabama before sunset, however.
HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND: Temperatures tomorrow morning will fall into the upper 30s and lower 40s as the cooler air finds a temporary home. Sunshine will rule Friday/Saturday/Sunday but will do little to warm things up. The Montgomery Christmas parade Friday evening will be seasonably cool under clear skies.
A similar cool forecast unfolds for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Saturday. Early tailgaters and those with postgame plans can expect to need a jacket at a minimum. But once again, skies are completely clear.
A rebound in temperatures will commence Sunday and spill over into next week. Early indications are that the start of next week will be warm and wet with an active pattern keeping rain in the forecast. We're still a bit outside of our window of comfort for an accurate Christmas Day forecast, but early trends hint at the rain trying to push east of the area by the end of next week. We'll have to see where things go over the next few days as Christmas Day inches closer to falling within our 7-Day forecast.