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Tracking multiple chances for rain

Showers & storms will be possible Thursday; More rain chances early next week.
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 4:45 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 9:22 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A cold front will bring increased rain and storm chances to the region Thursday. While not a washout of a day, expect pockets of rain and storms as the front pushes south of the region.

Heavy rain is possible in a few cells, along with gusty winds and lightning. Coverage will be widely scattered, meaning some locations might not see a drop of rain Thursday, while others could see heavy storms. Expect highs Thursday to reach into the upper 70s to lower 80s under a mostly to partly cloudy sky. Thursday night into Friday we will see lows in the lower to middle 60s with gradually clearing of the clouds into the early morning hours on Friday.

WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

The cold front will exit by the early Friday, bringing an end to the rain and storm chances. Unlike past cold fronts, this one will not provide a drastic drop in temperatures or humidity values behind it. Friday we can expect a partly cloudy sky with highs back into the upper 70s, overnight lows will drop back into the middle 50s by Saturday morning.

This weekend is looking dry, all thanks to high pressure quickly moving back into the region. Highs this weekend will top out in the middle to lower 80s under a mostly clear sky Saturday with a few high level clouds Sunday. Overnight lows during the weekend will remain in the middle 50s Saturday night but return to the lower 60s by Sunday night into Monday morning.

WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Forecast models for next week are in a bit of a disagreement on rain chances and coverage. Right now, we are expecting increasing cloud coverage to start the week ahead and lasting through midweek. Afternoon highs are forecasted to remain in the lower 80s with overnight lows in the middle 60s.

We are keeping rain chances around 20 to 30 percent for Monday through Wednesday, as forecast models get a better grasp on how high the rain coverage will be across Alabama. Continue to check back in with the WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather team for the latest updates to the First Alert Forecast.

WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 News First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

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