Weather Blog: Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

Weather Blog: Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - One more gloomy day, then the sunshine returns for the weekend!

Is it just me, or did this year fly by?! 2015 is coming to a close tonight, and many are excited to see what 2016 will bring. For us here in Alabama we will remember 2015, especially the last month or so, for all the rain we saw. Although we can't tell you what the whole year will be like, we do know that the start of 2016 holds the promise of some dry and sunny conditions along with more seasonable temperatures...

Tonight: Still watching a few areas of isolated rain along a frontal boundary in southeast Alabama. With moisture levels in the atmosphere still rather high, we could be seeing a few light showers as the clock strikes midnight. So, this evening will not be completely dry for everyone, but it does look like the further north you live the better off you are going to be when it comes to dodging any raindrops. Temperatures will cool into the mid/upper 40s, so make sure you dress accordingly. Be smart and safe tonight, and make sure to keep your WSFA Weather app handy throughout the evening to keep up with the chance of rain if your plans keep you outside.

First Day of 2016: Another small wave of energy sneaks into our southern counties tomorrow, so the potential for a few isolated/scattered showers throughout the day is possible. Highs will linger in to 50s with overcast skies for many.

Finally Drying Out?: The first day of the new year might not be the prettiest, but the first weekend of 2016 will surely make up for that. Clouds and rain showers will clear out of our area by Saturday morning; expect a lot of sunshine throughout the weekend. Hope you don't mind some cooler temperatures, because some of our northern towns in central Alabama may struggle to make it out of the upper 40s for the first half of the weekend. With the past few weeks being mainly above normal in the temperatures department, it will be a refreshing change of pace to see some slightly below average temperatures. Highs will quickly rebound to more seasonable (and comfortable) upper 50s by next week.

See y'all in 2016!!

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