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Warmth continues, but big changes loom

Scattered rain arrives Thursday, colder air pushes in for the weekend
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 4:51 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2021 at 3:27 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The area of high pressure that has been controlling our weather pattern and keeping the forecast quiet is sliding away from us today, allowing for our next frontal boundary to inch closer to the Deep South. While this cold front will likely bring a good helping of rain, it won’t be here today; that means another afternoon of mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions, and temperatures that have climbed into the mid and even upper 70s! A bit warmer than normal, but a big cool down is on the way in time for the upcoming weekend...

Clouds will thicken near sunset Wednesday and hold throughout the night. Lows won’t be super chilly thanks to an overcast sky that will act like insulation for our atmosphere; temperatures will hold in the 50s tonight with the clouds and southerly wind.

Thursday will feature some scattered rain, but it will not rain all day. There will be a good...
Thursday will feature some scattered rain, but it will not rain all day. There will be a good deal of dry time.(WSFA 12 News)

Veterans Day will be the one “blip” on the radar when it comes to rain chances. Under a partly to mostly cloudy sky, there will be scattered showers and perhaps a few embedded thunderstorms. It definitely won’t rain all day, it won’t rain in every single back yard and severe weather is not expected.

The chance of getting wet is around 50-60% as we see it right now. It’ll be an umbrella day at times, but it won’t be a washout kind of day. High temperatures will remain warm in the middle to upper 70s.

Rain totals of up to 1/2" are expected Thursday.
Rain totals of up to 1/2" are expected Thursday.(WSFA 12 News)

The front responsible for the rain will depart before sunrise Friday. This will allow a mainly sunny day to unfold to round out the workweek. Highs will be a touch cooler in the lower 70s.

It’s the secondary cold front that will come through Friday night that brings the truly chilly air. That one won’t be accompanied by any precipitation, but highs this weekend will be much, much cooler. Saturday we’re lucky to get to 60 and Sunday we’re in the low 60s. It will be mainly sunny both days, but that sunshine will only do so much for us with a fresh area of chilly high pressure dominating the region.

Thursday will bring some rain and a few storms, but it's then entirely dry.
Thursday will bring some rain and a few storms, but it's then entirely dry.(WSFA 12 News)

Sunny conditions will continue into the new workweek with temps still struggling. We’re calling for 60s to remain intact through at least the first half of next week.

The overnights will return to chilly to cold levels. Plan on the coldest night of the season Saturday night in the middle 30s. It’s likely upper 30s and lower 40s after that pending any forecast shifts.

Rain chances are scattered to numerous on Thursday, but we are much drier Friday into the...
Rain chances are scattered to numerous on Thursday, but we are much drier Friday into the weekend... and cooler!(WSFA 12 News)

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