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Tracking a drier pattern for the weekend

Expect sunshine and warm afternoon highs starting this weekend and into next week.
Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 3:30 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2021 at 8:31 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The low pressure system that has been the culprit of the severe flooding and rains across Alabama is finally moving out of the southeast. In its wake, we are tracking a much needed drying out pattern for the weekend and the next week ahead.

Due to saturated grounds and muggy dewpoints, there is the possibility of patchy to dense fog Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, we are expecting mostly to partly sunny skies with highs reaching into the middle to lower 80s. The muggy factor will remain in place, giving us a bit of a sticky factor during the day and into the night. The good news is, Friday Night Fever Football games are looking good, as dry conditions are expected with mainly clear skies. Overnight lows Friday into Saturday will fall into the middle to lower 60s.

If you have plans this weekend to go to the Alabama National Fair or one of the many college football games in the area, the forecast is looking great. Expect mostly sunny skies with nearly zero rain chances. Highs will stay in the middle 80s with overnight lows in the middle to lower 60s. The muggy factor is still present this weekend.

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Looking at the long range forecast for the week ahead, the weather looks to stay mainly dry, sunny and warm. Monday and Tuesday we are expecting mostly to partly sunny skies with highs remaining in the middle 80s and overnight lows in the middle 60s. Wednesday and Thursday we will see partly cloudy skies with afternoon highs stay in the middle 80s, along with overnight lows in the middle to upper 60s. While no fall feel will be in the air for the next week, it will be beneficial to dry out after the flooding rains we have had as of late in Alabama.

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WSFA First Alert Weather(WSFA 12 News)

Looking at the long range forecast models, they are hinting at a cold front sliding into the region by late Friday into next weekend. This could bring a slight chance for rain to the area and a tad bit of a cool down. We will continue to track that system and update the forecast with the latest information as we push closer to next weekend.

As always, stay tuned to the WSFA 12 First Alert Weather team for the latest updated look at your forecast for Alabama and beyond.

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