Warm Now, Cooler Air Soon… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx


Good Monday afternoon! It has turned out to be another very warm day, with most of west and central Alabama reaching the middle 80s for highs. If you’re ready for cooler air, there are some temperature changes coming up later this week and this weekend, as two shots of cooler air arrive. First, if you have plans this evening, expect mild conditions through and after sunset, with temperatures gradually falling into the upper 50s to low 60s for lows overnight. Clouds will slowly increase late tonight and on Tuesday, as moisture returns to the state.

A cold front will reach Alabama on Wednesday, with a fair chance of scattered showers along the front Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. It will not rain all day, some areas will miss the rain, and rain totals will remain rather low with this event. The risk of rain at your house is at 40% with the system on Wednesday. Highs will top out in the lower 80s on Tuesday, then lower 70s on Wednesday.

Wednesday will be the first temperature drop we’ll experience, with highs in the lower 70s on Thursday and Friday. Expect full sunshine both Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will drop into the 40s Thursday night and Friday night. Halloween on Friday is looking nearly perfect, with cooler temperatures and a developing north breeze. It will get chilly late Friday night, so keep that in mind if you have late night plans. The next cold front set to arrive will occur Friday evening and Friday night. I don’t expect any rain with the front, with a shot of even cooler air will move into the area. Expect highs in the middle 60s on Saturday, with lows in the lower 40s to upper 30s Friday night and Saturday night.

Don’t forget about the time change this weekend! Daylight Savings Time ends in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning, so set your clock back 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night. This is also a good time to check the batteries in your NOAA Weather Radio and Smoke Detector.

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