Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion – 3:32 PM

A good Wednesday to you! Many of us dropped well down into the 30s last night, with some patchy frost in spots. The good news is that there’s no sign of anymore really cold air. The next few days will feature a warming trend, with hot temperatures possible over the weekend.

Skies will remain mostly clear tonight, with a low in the upper 40s. Moisture levels are increasing, so our lows won’t be able to get as cold as last night. Clouds will gradually increase on Thursday, with skies becoming partly sunny during the afternoon hours. Despite a few more clouds tomorrow afternoon, temperatures will still climb well into the upper 70s. A couple of spots may reach 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon. As moisture drastically increases by tomorrow night, so will our low temperatures. Expect lower to middle 60s at night for Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. A ridge will build into the southeastern and southern US over the weekend, and that will bring a big change to our weather. We can expect low to middle 80s for highs on Friday, with a partly cloudy sky. A stray shower or two is also possible, but many of us will stay dry over the weekend. Upper 80s are expected on Saturday, with a few spots getting close to 90 degrees. With an increase in moisture, it will feel muggy on Saturday and Sunday. Skies will remain partly cloudy on Saturday and Sunday. A couple of afternoon showers are possible, but rain chances will stay below 20%.

The ridge will back down enough for a surface cold front to make it into central Alabama on Monday. The front will bring a few showers and storms, but I don’t expect much in the way of heavy rain at this point. Also, this system doesn’t appear to bring a big risk of severe storms. We’ll keep an eye on any quick changes. As we all know, it doesn’t take much for severe weather in April. Temperatures will back down a few degrees on Monday and Tuesday, with upper 70s for highs. Skies should become sunny again on Tuesday.

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott