MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Happy Friday's Eve everyone, and yes the title of this blog was this meteorologist's sad attempt at a 70s phrase. Just one more day and the weekend is here. The good news is the great weather is already in place and will last through Sunday. High pressure will stick around the area through Saturday as afternoon temperatures climb into the 70s. Moisture will return Sunday ahead of widespread rain that will take up the first two days of next week.
TONIGHT: Tonight we'll be mostly clear as high pressure continues to dominate. Winds will be light out of the east around 5 MPH. Temperatures will be cool but not too bad. Overnight we'll see an average low of 40 degrees. For areas north of Montgomery the upper 30s will be common place and for areas south of Montgomery there will be areas in the low 40s.
FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: Tomorrow will be another amazing day from beginning to end. After a cool, sunny start conditions will improve as temperatures rise through the morning. Highs are expect to reach the low 70s for central Alabama and possibly the mid 70s for southern Alabama. Southerly winds will be the reason to get us over the hump tomorrow in the 70s. But this will be a gorgeous day and a fantastic way to head into a beautiful weekend. Saturday will be even warmer than Friday. Most areas are likely to reach into the mid 70s. Due to southerly flow moisture will be building into the area along with the warmer air. This will show in the form of increased cloud cover. Skies will still be mostly sunny to partly cloudy but over the weekend cloud cover will slowly grow in. Sunday, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies as our next rain maker approaches. For now Sunday looks to remain dry for most of central and southern Alabama. There may be a few showers north of Birmingham. Depending on the progression of the storm system this could change so be sure to read up on future updates.
NEXT WEEK: A cold front will slowly move through the state Monday and Tuesday. This will bring widespread rain and some storms to the area on both days. We'll have to watch the development of storms closely because this system looks favorable to bring a hefty amount of rainfall to the area. This could lead to some isolated flash flooding and wet commutes on the highways and byways. Despite the widespread rain and cloud cover temperatures will still be warm in the mid to upper 60s Monday and Tuesday. Behind the front we'll have cooler air that will knock temperatures down in the mid to upper 50s Wednesday and Thursday. So before the rain and storms return, get out and enjoy this spectacular and warm weekend!