Storm system brings gusty winds and mostly rain this weekend
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – A major storm system will move through the region over the weekend. This system will bring rain, wind and even wintry conditions to the southeast.
On Saturday we will see clouds lift over the entire region. Today’s highs will warm to near 60 degrees. The morning hours will remain dry. Showers will form during the afternoon hours Saturday as low pressure moves through the state. Winds will be gusty on Saturday, sustained around 10 to 20 mph from the east.
Expect rain on Saturday evening with cloudy skies and temperatures between 40 and 30 degrees. Rain can be heavy at times as the low pressure system approaches the area. East winds overnight Saturday will be around 10-15 mph sustained with gusts reaching over 30 mph. Rainfall amounts are expected to be around 1 to 2 inches across the region.
The humidity will persist Sunday morning and last until noon. There is a chance that the rain will turn into a few snowflakes before the moisture comes out Sunday noon through early afternoon. No local impacts are expected as ground and air temperatures will generally remain above freezing. Skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 40s and gusty winds around 10-15 mph during the day.
The low pressure system will come out and wick moisture out of the state early Sunday afternoon. We will then see temperatures drop rapidly with winds moving from the west around 5-15 mph. Lows will drop into the 30s Sunday evening with cloudy skies.
We are drying again for the beginning of next week. Expect mostly sunny skies for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Afternoon highs will warm in the upper 40s to lower 50s. On Monday evening, temperatures will again fall near 30 degrees with mostly clear skies.
On Tuesday we will again see mostly sunny skies. The highs will warm up in the mid to lower 50s. Tuesday evening lows will drop into the mid 30s under increasing cloud cover.
Clouds will be back in the forecast on Wednesday as we track the arrival of our next meteorologist in the state. Highs on Wednesday will warm in the low to mid 60s with isolated to scattered showers in the forecast. Showers will remain in the forecast for Wednesday evening with lows in the mid 40s.
Persistent rain is possible on Thursday with partly to mostly cloudy skies expected and afternoon highs warming to the mid-50s across the region. Rain is expected to come out by late Thursday with lingering clouds for Thursday evening. Lows will oscillate between the upper 20s and lower 20s.
Friday looks to be partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s to under 50s and the slim chance of an isolated downpour.
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