MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After a chilly start, sunshine and southerly afternoon fell in place this afternoon helping us reach a high in the upper 40s to low 50s. Tonight mostly clear skies will once gain allow temperatures to drop around freezing (32 degrees) for much of the area.
MONDAY: Southerly flow continues Monday as high pressure continues to edge east over the Atlantic. Highs Monday will be near 60 degrees. Visually Monday afternoon/evening will be not as pleasing as cloud cover quickly grows in ahead of our next rain maker. Monday night skies will be mostly cloudy, keeping overnight temperatures warmer in the upper 40s to low 50s. There is a small chance of rain Monday night but it looks like the rain will fall just to the west and north of the WSFA viewing area.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: The cold front causing the rain looks to begin pushing through the state Tuesday causing widespread rainfall. Storm energy will be relativity low so this looks to be another broad area rain event with a few embedded thunderstorms. The best area for any thunderstorm development will be south and southeast Alabama. While rain will be likely for most Tuesday, we'll see coverage drop Wednesday as the cold front continues to march east. As the front glides over into Georgia cool, dry air will quickly fall in place behind the front beginning Wednesday afternoon.
High's will drop from the low 60s Tuesday, down into the low 50s for Wednesday.
The good news is by the weekend temperatures will have quickly rebound as high pressure builds in clearing cloud cover and giving us sunny and dry weather. Thursday will be cool in the low 50s with a northerly wind, but once our normal southerly flow returns Friday, afternoon highs will be back in the low 60s.