Warmer Veterans Day; rain & much colder Tuesday

First Alert Forecast Sunday 6 p.m.

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - It was a cold start on Sunday with temperatures falling into the mid to upper 30s in most communities. Tonight, clear skies with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Expect mostly sunny skies on Veterans Day. Highs will warm into the low to mid 70s under mainly dry conditions. There’s a 10% chance of a shower or two prior to midnight. Expect periods of light to moderate rain throughout Tuesday ahead of an arctic cold front. Temperatures will plummet from the 60s to the 40s once the cold front moves through. Skies will clear from northwest to southeast throughout the afternoon.

Near-freezing temperatures are expected to begin Wednesday. It will likely be our coldest start since last spring. Afternoon highs will only warm into the low 50s under sunny skies. Slight rain chances return beginning late Thursday and continue into early Saturday. A Gulf low could develop during this time frame, spreading moisture into South Georgia. Confidence is low at this time; therefore, the forecast for this period will likely change heading into the workweek. Highs Thursday will warm into the mid 50s. Highs Friday through Sunday will top out in the low 60s.

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