FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies with highs near 70°

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies with highs near 70°

(WAFF) - Temperatures are ranging from the lower 40s into the lower 50s this morning. In many cases, that's several degrees warmer than we were yesterday at the same time.

But, with a northeast wind this afternoon, it will turn out to be a cooler day. We'll see mostly sunny skies all day long, but highs should be about 10-15° cooler compared to Monday topping out in the mid 60s.

Winds should be around 5-10 mph. Skies will stay clear through tonight, and lows should fall into the mid 40s. n=Clouds will increase Wednesday and the wind will pick up ahead of our next weather maker.

You can expect highs near 70° with a southerly wind at 10-20 mph and higher gusts. We'll stay dry through the first half of the day, but by the late afternoon/evening, showers and storms will develop as a cold front moves into the Valley.

Some storms will produce gusty winds and locally heavy rain, but the threat for severe weather is low. The rain should be gone by Thursday, but breezy northwest winds will usher in cooler conditions.

The clouds diminish into the weekend and temperatures will get progressively cooler. Highs Thursday should still be in the mid 60s, but Friday's high may stay in the 50s. Temperatures will be in the low/mid 30s both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Areas of frost are possible both days.Saturday's high will be limited to the upper 50s as well, but we should be warmer as we start the new week.Highs Monday will be back to around 70.

Just a reminder to everyone that we will be in Florence programming weather radios and helping viewers download the latest version of the WAFF 48 First Alert Weather app today from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. at Florence Pharmacy 3301 Veterans Drive.