Cooler Weekend…. Rain Next Week… Friday Update – 5pm #alwx @wvua23


Good Friday afternoon! Our local weather is incredibly warm this afternoon, with temperatures reaching the lower 80s across all of central and west Alabama. Temperatures will fall into the 40s tonight, as a cold front passes through the area. A few showers and storms are likely along the front between 9pm and 3am tonight, but severe weather is not expected.

Saturday will be a cooler and breezy day. Look for a high near 60 along and south of I-20, with areas north remaining in the 50s all day. Temperatures will drop into the low 30s Saturday night, as a surface high moves right over the area. A light freeze and widespread frost appear likely for much of central and west Alabama Sunday morning. If you have any frost sensitive plants outdoors Saturday night, be sure to cover them or bring them indoors. Highs on Sunday will warm into the low 60s, with lots of sunshine.

A weak surface low and upper air trough axis will influence out local weather on Monday, with a good chance of occasional rain. Rain will remain a good possibility on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the front stalls across our local area. There are some big model differences in how much rain we get, but it is possible conditions get rather wet early next week. Temperatures will modify into the upper 60s on Monday, with 70s likely Tuesday and Wednesday. A secondary cold front will push through Alabama sometime Wednesday night. We’ll have to watch for a risk of strong storms, but widespread severe weather appears unlikely at this time.

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Richard Scott
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