Tracking a messy weekend storm system
Rain, gusty winds and a few snowflakes are all possible this weekend.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We are tracking a major storm system this weekend, that will give the potential for rain, wind and winter weather across the southeast.
Saturday, we will see cloudy skies in abundance. Highs on Saturday will warm near 60 degrees. The morning hours tomorrow will remain dry, showers will build during the afternoon hours Saturday as a low pressure moves into the state. Winds will be breezy Saturday, sustained around 10 to 20 mph out of the east.
Expect rain Saturday night with cloudy skies and temperatures in the lower 40s. Rain could be heavy at times as the low pressure system moves closer to the area. East winds overnight Saturday will be around 10 to 15 mph sustained and gusts as high as 30 plus mph. Rain amounts are forecasted be around 1 to 2 inches, once it is all said and done, and the system exits the area.
Moisture will linger into the morning Sunday and last through midday. We could see rain transition to a few snowflakes before the moisture exits by Sunday evening. No impacts locally are expected as grounds and air temperatures will be mostly above freezing. Skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 40s and breezy winds around 10 to 15 mph during the day.
The low pressure system will exit and move the moisture out of the state by the afternoon hours on Sunday, we will then see temperatures quickly drop with winds shifting out of the west around 5 to 15 mph. Lows will drop down into the 30s Sunday night with cloudy skies.
We dry out again for the start of next week. Expect mostly sunny skies for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Afternoon highs will warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s. Monday night, temperatures will again fall near 30 degrees with mostly clear skies.
Tuesday, we will again see mostly sunny skies. Highs will warm into the middle to lower 50s. Lows Tuesday night will fall into the middle 30s under increasing cloud coverage.
Clouds will be back into the forecast on Wednesday as we track our next weather maker moving into the state. Highs Wednesday will warm into the lower to middle 60s with isolated to scattered showers in the forecast. Showers will remain in the forecast for Wednesday night with lows in the middle 40s.
Lingering rain is possible on Thursday with partly to mostly cloudy skies expected and afternoon highs warming into the middle 50s region wide. Rain is expected to exit by late Thursday with clouds sticking around for Thursday night. Lows will hover in the upper 20s to lower 20s.
Friday is looking partly to mostly sunny with highs back into the upper 40s to lower 50s and the small chance for an isolated shower.
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