Cooler temperatures on the way this weekend

A dry start to our day on Wednesday with temps a bit cooler in the lower 60s and upper 50s across central Alabama. The day will be warm and there will be plenty of sunshine across the area with highs into the middle and upper 80s across central Alabama.

There will be an increase of moisture across the state over the next 24 hours. The humidity will be going up and the cloud cover will begin to increase, especially during the day on Thursday. There will be a few showers and thundershowers possible later into the afternoon on Thursday, but the coverage will only be about 40%. This is going to be the first shot at rain with more rain and a few thunderstorms moving in Thursday night.

As the next cold front moves into Alabama, there will be a decent shot at rain and thunderstorms with winds, heavy rain and a lot of lightning. This is not a severe weather set up for our area since the low pressure associated with the front will be in the upper peninsula of Michigan. That will help take the energy of the storm to our north, but the front alone could help to push winds into the area with the storms. We’ll be watching it closely, but the threat for severe storms is very low.

After the front passes through the state, there will be a huge change to much cooler weather for the state. The temps will continue to drop Friday night into the 40s for early Saturday with a breeze and blue skies for a cool Saturday. Highs on Saturday will get down into the upper 60s and lower 70s. It will be delightful for the whole area this weekend so be sure to try and get outside to enjoy the weather.

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