THURSDAY: Clouds increase through the day as a cold front approaches the state. A stray shower in the afternoon is possible well northwest of I-59. Most spots stay dry during the day. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s. Showers spread across Central Alabama overnight. Lows will be in the 50s and 60s.

FRIDAY: The cold front will move across the state on Friday with much-needed scattered showers throughout the day. However, not everyone will see rain. Those that do could pick up around 0.25-0.50″. This will not be enough to end the drought, but everything helps. High temperatures will only be in the middle 60s.

WEEKEND: The cold front will move into the northern Gulf of Mexico this weekend and stall. At the same time, a few upper-level waves will move along the Northern Gulf Coast. This will keep clouds and a few showers over Central Alabama on Saturday with chilly high temperatures in the upper 50s. Another upper-level wave will move across the front on Sunday. This will keep us cloudy with a few more showers mainly in the morning until noon. High temperatures will only be in the upper 50s.

NEXT WEEK’S OUTLOOK: We will dry out for the first part of next week as an area of high pressure builds across the Southeast U.S. Monday will be mostly sunny and cool with highs in the 60s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be partly cloudy and cool with highs staying in the 60s. The forecast models are not in agreement with the outlook for next Thursday and Friday. They are split on whether we stay dry or we have a few showers. Right now, plan for a mostly cloudy sky with a slight chance for a shower each day. High temperatures will stay in the 60s.

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