MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After a few showers and storms yesterday it's nice to have a complete dry and sunny day to kick off the weekend. A surface ridge is building down the east coast providing a mostly sunny day for us. Winds are coming out of the north giving us a drier flow of air, keeping humidity in check. Temperatures will max out in the low 80s thanks to an abundant amount of sunshine today. Winds will calm tonight as skies remain clear. Overnight temperatures will be cooler than last night but still remain comfortable in the mid 50s.
DRY STRETCH: The upper ridge will remain in control of our weather tomorrow and Monday. Daytime temperatures on both days will easily climb into the low to mid 80s. Folks in southern Alabama can expected the be on the higher end of that range. Above average temperatures will stretch into much of the upcoming workweek as low level winds remain out of the south.
NEXT RAIN CHANCE: Our next shot at rain is still up for debate. The GFS (American) model is showing a system entering the area by midweek. The European and Canadian models do not show as much activity during that time. For now, we've kept rain chances at 0% through Tuesday. Rain chances we're elevated to 10% Wednesday and Thursday due to the possibility of a new storm system arriving in state according to the GFS. Odds are if the GFS proves to be true the rain will arrive late Wednesday and last through Thursday with the bulk of the rain falling over the northern half of Alabama.