Mother nature has gifted us with another beautiful, sunny day to close out our workweek. High pressure is sitting over the southeast and will remain in the area through the weekend. A cold front will arrive by Monday bringing a greater threat of cold air than rainfall. Next week for the most part will be fair as we deal with some "up and down" daytime temperatures.
TONIGHT: Clear skies tonight, likely leading into another overnight period where most areas will be near or below freezing. For central Alabama expect a low near 30 degrees and for south Alabama expect to be around 33 degrees.
WEEKEND: A broad upper trough over the eastern U.S. will give us a very dry weekend. The usual transport of moisture coming from The Gulf will be cut-off thanks to northwesterly wind flow. Besides very dry air this will be a very appealing weekend as sunshine dominates. Yes we'll have a cool breeze but temperatures will only be slightly below average in the mid 50s Saturday. Sunday, sunny skies will continue as a few clouds grow in. Temperatures Sunday will be warmer near the 60 degree mark.
NEXT WEEK: A quick moving cold front will come in to play Monday. This is a very moisture deprived frontal system and will likely only produce isolated showers at best. The punch associated with this front will come behind it, in the for of some very cold air. The good news is computer models have backed off from forecast an arctic blast of cold air. But we will still be very chilly with highs in the 40s Tuesday and overnight lows in the 20s. We'll deal with a cool, sunny stretch of weather through Wednesday. By Thursday and Friday temperatures will warm up quickly into the upper 50s to low 60s as upper level flow becomes westerly.
WSFA FIRST ALERT Meteorologist Vernon Turner
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