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Fall to start the week, then we warm up

Temps head for the 80s again in just a few days...
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 5:27 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:41 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A ridge of high pressure is continuing to allow calm, fall-like weather to dominate across not only Alabama, but the entire Southeast. That will change soon though, so enjoy it while you can. By the the middle of the week as we see a warming trend begin, and that will be followed by another cold front Thursday into Friday.

Today will still looks and feel a lot like Sunday did... be ready for temperatures in the lower 70s under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. It won’t be all sunshine every moment of the day like we saw over the weekend, but it won’t be entirely overcast either.

Tonight will again be chilly as we bottom out in the upper 40s; the cooler spots should slip into the mid-40s.

High pressure will slide to our east on Tuesday, and this will allow warmer air to push. As the southerly wind picks up, we will see some more cloud stream into the region and highs will build back into the upper 70s. If our overnights are overcast, we will see milder temps... by Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, most will only dip into the seasonable 50s.

Wednesday is again dry, but high temperatures will rise into the 80s courtesy of southerly winds immediately ahead of a cold front.

Scattered showers and storms are possible Wednesday night through Thursday night.
Scattered showers and storms are possible Wednesday night through Thursday night.(WSFA 12 News)

That front will bring rain chances and increased humidity Wednesday night through Friday morning. It won’t be a widespread rain event, but there will be at least a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms during that period. No severe weather is in the forecast at this point.

Right now, forecast models suggest coverage to be around the 40% mark.

Scattered showers and storms are possible Wednesday night through Thursday night.
Scattered showers and storms are possible Wednesday night through Thursday night.(WSFA 12 News)

That will be adjusted as necessary as we get closer to the approach of the cold front.

That front pushes away by Friday morning, likely bringing drier weather for the upcoming weekend. The difference with this cold front, though, is it will not come with a big blast of fall air.

We will likely stay in the upper 70s and 80s behind it. We could even head for the mid-80s in some places by Sunday with dry weather expected!

We will start to warm up a bit as the week progresses...
We will start to warm up a bit as the week progresses...(WSFA 12 News)

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