First Alert: Showers push across Alabama

Cold front moves south, drier forecast expected Sunday.
First Alert 12: Quick look at the Saturday night forecast as rain/storms move across the region. Plus, the latest Sunday outlook.
Published: May. 19, 2023 at 5:53 AM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2023 at 10:37 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A cold front is moving across the region, and a few showers will linger through the overnight, diminishing in coverage as the front slides south of the region. Lows tonight will hover in the 60s with mainly cloudy skies.

First Alert 12
First Alert 12(WSFA 12 News)

Rain chances become more limited on Sunday, mainly confined to the south and southeast part of the state. Expect a mix of sun and clouds for the end of the weekend and afternoon highs in the 80s and lows hovering in the upper 60s.

Forecast models are hinting at higher rain chances on Monday as we watch our next system form across the region. Due to this, we will keep with widely scattered rain and storms on Monday. Rain chances do lower by Tuesday and Wednesday, to more isolated in nature, as the system we track Monday departs the area.

No one day looks to be a washout and there should be a good bit of dry time in the mix. The atmosphere will dry out a bit by Wednesday, the result will be a drier forecast period Thursday and lasting through at least Friday. In addition, lower levels of humidity will also move into the region during the week ahead.

The other big weather story is the lack of any major May heat and humidity, as there are no signs of blistering Alabama heat in any of the forecast models for at least the next 7 to 10 days.

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First Alert 12(WSFA 12 News)

Expect highs in the lower and middle 80s each day, which is a bit below normal for the middle of May! Low temperatures will also take a slight step back next week, and we will contend with upper 60s through the beginning of the week, then some lower 60s are expected to arrive mid-to-late week next week. Most locations are forecast to fall near or below 65 degrees a few nights starting Monday.

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