MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After a very soggy morning conditions are drier as only a few spots of rain persist over south and southeast counties. These light showers are moving fairly quickly to the northeast and should be out of the state by the evening. Cloud cover will take a little bit longer to clear out but we are likely to have a mostly clear, and in turn chilly night. With the combination of clear skies and northerly winds temperatures will take a plunge down into the upper 30 for central counties and low 40s for more southern areas.
FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: Fair weather will dominate the weekend as Friday and Saturday look to be on the cool side before afternoon temperatures rebound by Sunday. Both Friday and Saturday will feature sunny afternoons with highs in the upper 50s, near 60 degrees. This is great news for everyone planning to be in Montgomery for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl between The University of Ohio and Appalachian State. Kick off is scheduled for 4:30 and we will have clear skies but a jack will be needed as this is a game that will go well into the evening.
Warm, moist air will begin to return to the area by Sunday, pushing afternoon highs into the 60s. That warming trend will continue through the first half of next week.
NEXT WEEK: Computer models are growing in agreement regarding a multi-day period of unsettled weather beginning Monday and lasting through Christmas Eve on Thursday. As of right now it doesn't look like it will be continuous rainfall but more of a set-up where we will have to deal with wave after wave of rainfall. Severe thunderstorm potential is little to none with this setup. But with the likelihood of a prolonged period of rainfall we will have to be mindful of flooding.