FIRST ALERT: Another pleasant day across central and southern Alabama as we continue to see cloud cover build in. Our next rain maker is gliding southeast and looks to cross over the state tonight. Currently we are expecting scattered showers and storms to develop across north and north central Alabama later this evening. For more southern areas showers and storms will be scattered to isolated as rain chances improve the into the night.
OVERNIGHT: Rainfall looks set to go in to the overnight period for central and southern Alabama. This rainfall is associated with a trough that will move into the deep south overnight pushing the cold front through the state. Rainfall could be heavy at times but not for everyone that sees a thunderstorm. Overnight temperatures will level off in the mid 60s as showers and storms move through along the cold front.
SATURDAY: This short lived rain event looks to last up until Saturday morning. As the cold front exit and takes any rain potential south and east to Florida and Georgia we'll see improving conditions throughout the day. We'll enjoy cooler temperatures with highs Saturday ranging from the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. By the evening high pressure will look to take hold of the area providing pleasant conditions and northerly air Saturday night. While most will see temperatures drop down to the 50s Saturday night/Sunday morning a few, more northern counties, may see temperatures dip into the 40s.
7-DAY: Fair weather will be in place for Sunday and Monday as we experience a slight warming trend back into the low 80s for afternoon highs. But by Monday night a second cold front will slide through the area hinting at a few possible showers. Right now it appears the timing of this second cold front will come when moisture will be limited. Temperatures behind the front will not change much with highs in the 70s near 80 degrees and overnight lows in the 50s,
-WSFA FIRST ALERT Meteorologist Vernon Turner