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Next rain chance is Thursday

Warm, dry weekend shaping up, but we deal with rain before it arrives
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 5:01 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Tonight will not be as cool across Alabama. Some clouds will help keep temperatures a bit warmer... we’re only dropping into the mid-50s by Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will again be dry for just about everyone. There could be a shower in southern or southwestern parts of the state, but that would be about it. Otherwise look for skies to turn mostly cloudy with high temperatures rising into the lower 80s.

A cold front will push closer late Wednesday night before clearing the area early Friday.

A cold front pushes in late Thursday, allowing some scattered showers and storms to impact the...
A cold front pushes in late Thursday, allowing some scattered showers and storms to impact the area from Thursday morning through Friday morning.(WSFA 12 News)

That front will bring rain chances and increased humidity to the region. 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 or flooding concerns are there.

Behind the front there will be another period of dry weather. This will last into next week with no rain or thunderstorm activity in the forecast through at least Tuesday.

The big difference between this cold front and the one we saw this past weekend is there will be no fall air behind it. Temperatures will stay near or above average after it pushes through.

We will likely top out in the upper 70s and 80s from Friday through Tuesday.

Warming up a bit with a few scattered showers possible by the end of the workweek...
Warming up a bit with a few scattered showers possible by the end of the workweek...(WSFA 12 News)

We could even head for the mid-80s in some places based on the latest long-range model guidance.

For what it’s worth, the tropics are still very quiet. It has been an unusually quiet October in the Atlantic Basin this year. At this time last year we were watching a disturbance that would eventually become Zeta, but thankfully we have nothing to keep our eyes on right now.

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