The weather pattern that brought cooler weather to the Gulf Coast through mid-week will retreat by Friday. Expect another chilly night with lows in the 30s and 40s. The coldest temperatures will be across areas east of I-65 in northwest Florida and southeast Alabama, where mid to upper 30s are again expected. Elsewhere, low to mid 40s will be common. Sunny skies on Friday will warm temperatures back into the lower 70s.
This weekend even warmer weather is expected. Winds out of the southeast will bring humidity levels up and temperatures will crank into the mid and upper 70s for Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Overnight temperatures will fall into the 50s with lower 60s for lows by Monday morning. A cold front will approach the area Monday afternoon bringing a chance of showers and storms. Rain chances will linger across coastal sections and areas east of I-65 Tuesday morning followed by cooler and drier weather filtering in by Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday behind the front will drop into the 60s, with widespread 30s and frost potential by Wednesday morning.
The cool down will be brief, as the progressive weather pattern will allow winds to turn back out of the south by Thursday, increasing humidity and raising high temperatures back to around 70.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley