Central AL Forecast: MUCH cooler weather for Memorial Day Weekend

July 04 2021 12:00 am

Turning cooler with lows in the 50s this morning followed by unseasonably cool weather for the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Weekend Outlook: The really BIG change to our weather will be this weekend. The cold front will push south into the Gulf of Mexico, and an area of high pressure will build over the Southeast U.S. This will allow for a MUCH cooler air mass to move into Alabama. We will be mostly cloudy until the afternoon and then expect some peaks of sunshine. High temperatures will only be in the lower to mid 70s along with low humidity. Average high temperatures this time of year are in the mid 80s. How nice does that sound?! Sunday will be a dry day as the front moves farther into the Gulf and drier air moves over us. It will be sunny with lower humidity and high temperatures only in the upper 70s.

Monday, Memorial Day, will be sunny, warmer and a little more humid. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Rest of Next Week: Tuesday will be a warmer and more humid day as the area of high pressure moves to the east allowing southerly winds to return to Alabama. We will be partly cloudy with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Some upper-level waves/disturbances will move across the state Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each day will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High temperatures will stay in the 80s.

That’s all for now!  Be sure to follow the CBS 42 Storm Team on:

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