MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A COLD NIGHT, PART I: Arctic air will dive deep into Alabama this evening and overnight, sending temperatures spiraling down through the 30s and into the mid and upper 20s by sunrise Friday. Throw in a stout north breeze, and it will feel like 19-25 degrees tomorrow morning.
A COLD DAY: Friday will be sunny and cold across the state; afternoon highs stay in the low to mid 40s across central and south Alabama. And the wind will be whipping, making it feel even colder than the actual air temperature.
A COLD NIGHT, PART II: Temperatures go even lower Friday night into Saturday morning, with readings dropping into the 22-28 degree range. Some good news, though - the wind will die down, so that will help slightly.
WEEKEND FORECAST: Saturday will be chilly, but not as cold as Friday. High temperatures head into the upper 40s and lower 50s with a full supply of December sunshine. We'll drop into the lower 30s Saturday night and Sunday morning, then highs will rebound into the lower 60s Sunday afternoon. A few more clouds roll overhead late Sunday and scattered showers become a possibility by Sunday evening into Sunday night.
WARMER, WETTER: Temperatures stay in the 60s Monday and Tuesday, with scattered rain around each afternoon. Lows drop into the 40s and 50s.
FIRST ALERT - MORE COLD AIR? There's still considerable model disagreement, but both long-range models have hinted at the idea of more cold air by the second half of next week. We'll be watching.