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Warmer for Thanksgiving Day

Rain Thursday night, sharply colder Friday into the weekend
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 4:58 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 3:36 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A crisp, cool Fall pattern has been in place across the Deep South for most of the week. As Thanksgiving Day arrives, that changes - although briefly. First things first, Thursday looks gorgeous. A chilly start will give way to a sunny, warm and pleasant afternoon, with temperatures warming into the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Sunshine and clouds will mix together and push highs into the lower 70s on Thanksgiving.
Sunshine and clouds will mix together and push highs into the lower 70s on Thanksgiving.(WSFA 12 News)

That is great news for the Turkey Day Classic being played in Montgomery. The weather for the game couldn’t be better this time of year.

Things will change Thanksgiving evening as a cold front approaches. That front will bring some light showers to the area from roughly 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as it moves eastward. Nothing heavy or severe will occur with this particular front.

It will turn sunny through Friday morning, but highs only hit the middle and upper 50s.
It will turn sunny through Friday morning, but highs only hit the middle and upper 50s.(WSFA 12 News)

The rain will clear before sunrise, but the clouds will linger through the mid-morning hours on Black Friday. By lunchtime we’re all sunshine with a northerly breeze around 10 mph. Highs behind the front will struggle to get into the upper 50s even with the sunny afternoon. The wind will make it feel even colder - simply put, Friday will feel like a Winter day.

It will continue to be dry with a mix of sun and clouds this weekend. By early next week we’re in for an entirely sunny sky and a continued dry forecast.

Temps will stay in the lower to middle 60s with overnight lows down in the 30s with no big temperature swings on the horizon as of now.

Temperatures will be below normal most days.
Temperatures will be below normal most days.(WSFA 12 News)

That includes the Iron Bowl this Saturday, which will be dry and unseasonably cool in Auburn. Highs will only be near 60 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds; temperatures will drop into the 40s by the game’s final whistle.

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