A VERY WARM AFTERNOON: For much of our area, temperatures warmed several degrees above where we thought they'd go. Much of central Alabama hit the upper 60s and some south Alabama cities reached the 70 degree mark. The northeastern part of our area was cooler, though, with highs in Alex City and Auburn struggling into the lower 60s.
WARMER TREND CONTINUES: Highs tomorrow head into the 66-73° range. Like today, the lower end of the range will be in places like Alex City and Auburn, while south Alabama has a better chance of hitting the 70 degree mark.
TURNING MUCH COLDER: A cold front blows through Alabama tomorrow night, bringing a shot of much colder air into the state. Highs on Saturday will struggle into the mid and upper 40s; a stout northwest breeze will make it feel even colder:
Temperatures drop into the mid 20s Saturday night into Sunday morning. Highs Sunday warm only into the lower 50s, so we stay chilly all weekend.
OUR NEXT SYSTEM: A few sprinkles or showers are possible late Sunday night, then more rain will get going Monday into Monday night. Far northeast Alabama, north Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas could see a substantial accumulation of ice and snow on Monday...but again, for us, we're on the warm side of the system:
That means the potential for heavy rain and perhaps some rumbles of thunder is in the forecast for Monday and Monday night. We'll keep you posted.
Josh Johnson, WSFA First Alert Chief Meteorologist
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