Weather Blog: Great weekend weather ahead

Weather Blog: Great weekend weather ahead

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Other than a few clouds this morning, today has been another splendid day. An upper low spinning over the Mid-Atlantic this morning continues to slowly slide east this afternoon as high pressure builds into our area. Northwesterly winds have tamed once robust temperatures. Afternoon highs peaked in the low 70s for central Alabama and mid 70s for southern areas. Tonight we'll continue to see unseasonably cool temperatures, overnight lows look to drop into the upper 40s to low 50s. With such cool temperatures we could see some areas near rivers and bodies of water develop fog overnight and early tomorrow morning.

FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: An upper level ridge over the plains (associated with The Omega Block that we discussed in yesterday's blog post) will ensure pleasant weather tomorrow and this weekend. Northwesterly winds will dominate through Saturday so we're in for a few more days with cool mornings and warm afternoons. Afternoon temperatures will gradually rise each day especially Sunday when winds become southwesterly. Highs Sunday are likely to be in the mid 80s for most. This looks to be the best stretch of weather we'll have before we get into the "Dog Day's of Summer", so get out and enjoy!

NEXT WEEK: Clouds will grow in Monday creating partly to mostly cloudy skies. The increase in cloud cover will be due to a strong upper trough moving into the plains. An area of low pressure will also grow in from the west as southerly flow draws in moisture from The Gulf into Alabama. Odds are the rain will hold off until Tuesday, keeping Monday dry. Midweek is looking pretty soggy. I think scattered showers and a few storms will be possible Tuesday, Wednesday & early Thursday.

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