Weather Blog: Warm evening ahead

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Rain is falling to northwest and southeast of Alabama as our drought continues. Honestly, this is starting to feel like a joke no one is laughing too. As we moved through yet another dry and warm day we thankfully did not break another record high temperatures. Thanks a strong easterly breeze and a greater amount of clouds, warming was deterred through the day. It was still well above average however with afternoon highs ranging from the low to upper 80s.

The rain to our northwest will slowly push south and east as a weak cold front moves across the Mississippi Valley. The front isn't due to move through the area until tomorrow so we'll just have a partly cloudy evening, night and overnight period. Due to a greater amount of clouds, temperatures will remain mild in the upper 50s.

Thursday the front will move through quickly, providing an extremely small rain chance for the area. Most if not all will not see a drop of rain as this weak frontal boundary moves through. High temperatures will still look to reach above average values in the mid 80s.

Behind the front skies will clear thanks to much drier air. Temperatures will be cooler thanks to the frontal passage. Highs will range from the mid to upper 70s during the afternoon Friday and through the weekend. But sadly, temperatures will gradually climb back up next week thanks to an upper-level ridge returning over the area. Next week will start off will highs in the upper 70s but, eventually, we'll see a return to the 80 later on next week.

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