Weather Blog: Amazing weekend ahead, but unsettled next week

Weather Blog: Amazing weekend ahead, but unsettled next week

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - T.G.I.F. everyone! The cold front that caused our stormy weather last night has moved to our south and east. Behind it drier and slightly cooler air rushed in early this morning. High pressure continues to build in this afternoon as cloud coverage gradually decreases north to south across the state. After a day where temperatures plateaued in the mid 80s, we'll experience a steady cool down into a comfortable and dry night. Overnight lows will be mild in the mid 50s with the possibility of fog developing overnight and last through early Saturday morning.

WEEKEND: High pressure will remain in control of our weather Saturday, as northerly winds provides a nice relief from the humidity. After a foggy early morning, sunny skies will quickly clear things up as temperatures warm nicely. I think most will enjoy another afternoon in the mid 80s and a nice, cooler northerly breeze between 5-10 MPH. A second cold front will begin to move through the state Saturday night, bringing even cooler, drier air down from Canada. Given our already dry environment, the cold front will only cause partly cloudy skies and no rainfall. Behind this second front temperatures will take another hit.

Sunday will be a cooler day than Sunday with highs near 80 degrees during the afternoon. Enjoy this weather while you can because as we draw closer to Summer, it will be extremely difficult to have sun a non-humid weekend like this.

NEXT WEEK: The ridge providing our dry and fair weekend will break down Monday as a warm front lifts north through the area. As the front lifts northward winds will shift to a southerly flow behind the front. Southerly flow will establish the transport of moist Gulf air into the state setting us up for some active weather next week. Daytime heating may lead to a few isolated showers/storms early in the week but better coverage of storms will take place once our next cold front arrives late in the week.

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