MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - We're almost there, folks. A pair of cold fronts will press through the area in the coming days, offering our first significant shot of cool, Fall-like air. The first of those fronts will be hanging around the area today, offering a chance for some much needed downpours...
TODAY: Skies are partly cloudy this morning without any rain on radar. A cold front remains nearly stationary just to our north this morning & is expected to slowly slide southward as the day wears on. That boundary will help ignite isolated to scattered thunderstorms by afternoon. A few heavy downpours will be possible, but the rain will not be widespread.
Highs will still be on the warm side around 90 degrees.
HERE IT COMES! An upper level low will pinwheel southward, allowing another cold front to move through by Thursday morning. This will allow the major surge of cooler air to ooze into our viewing area. Highs by Thursday will only climb into the lower 80s in some cases, with lows by Thursday night falling into the 50s. The last time we saw 50s was late May, some 4 months ago.
The cooler air also comes with plenty of dry air, meaning we'll enjoy plenty of sunshine all the way into the weekend (although we still need the rain).
TROPICAL UPDATE: It's likely we'll have Matthew east of the Caribbean soon. This disturbance is expected to intensify as it moves westward into the Caribbean in the coming days. This system will be one to watch as models continue to struggle with when/where the disturbance may make a northward turn. In time, it could end up anywhere from the Gulf to way out in the Atlantic. Way too early to know for sure.
TARGETED PUSH ALERTS: WSFA will be conducting daily tests of our new targeted push alert update for our weather app. Beginning tomorrow, we'll be sending out a test alert via the WSFA Weather App at 3pm. Wednesday will feature everyone in Montgomery & Autauga counties. We ask that you be on the lookout for this alert at 3pm and to let us know on social media if you received it.
This will begin a campaign to make sure everyone's app is set to "Use Current Location". This will enable your device to receive targeted alerts from WSFA Meteorologists when the weather turns rough. We'll hit each & every county in our area over the next few weeks.