This morning, light rain and sprinkles will continue across portions of central and eastern sections of Alabama.
The most persistent rain will be in a band that stretches from Gadsden to Clanton. This band will slowly slide east through the day while dissipating in overall coverage. The overall movement for the rainfall is actually south. So as the line moves east, overall coverage will be quite high, but amounts should be below a tenth of an inch.
Further to the east, isolated pockets of rain will provide the southeast with a hit or miss rain chance through mid morning. By the afternoon the best rain chances will be in the east. Highs will be in the low 60s in the east to mid 70s in the west.
Tonight, the rain should finally come to an end by midnight at the latest across the east. Lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Sunday we will see a decrease in clouds, with highs reaching the 70s state wide. A few areas in the far western counties may approach 80 degrees.
Continued warming on Monday with the next front and chance of showers and storms on Tuesday.
A rather dreary day is shaping up for much of Alabama, especially east of Interstate 59.
A large rain shield is spreading northward from the Gulf and will continue into the afternoon and overnight hours.
The heaviest rain will remain in southern sections, generally from near Mobile to Montgomery and points south. These areas may see locally heavy rainfall totals with some flooding possible. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for those areas.
Meanwhile a ‘cool wedge’ has nosed it’s way into east Alabama from Georgia. This wedge will keep temperatures from rising much today in the presence of widespread clouds and rain.
Temperatures should remain steady in the mid to upper 50′s across the eastern areas of the state.
The extreme northern and northwest areas will see the least amount of rain, but clouds are a sure bet for everyone.
The rain shield will be a bit slow to move out of the eastern areas. Any leftover light rain will likely come to an end near the Alabama-Georgia state line by late Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida has issued a Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight through late Friday night…
The Flood Watch includes the following counties in southeast Alabama… Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston.
A strong gulf low pressure area will move toward the region on Thursday night and approach the Florida Panhandle on Friday.
A large area of moderate to heavy rainfall will overspread the region on Friday.
While there are still some minor differences in the forecasts for the track of the low pressure system, confidence continues to increase in a significant rainfall event across the region with widespread heavy rain.
Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are likely with isolated maximum totals in excess of 6 inches across portions of the region.
An area of low pressure will develop across the Central Gulf and move northeast tonight into Friday.
This system will bring another round of heavy rainfall to portions of southwest Alabama.
The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from tonight through Friday afternoon.
The Flash Flood Watch for portions of Alabama include the following counties: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Escambia and Mobile.
Widespread rain totals of 2 to 4 inches with up to 6 inches locally.
Rivers across the watch area are already in flood. This additional rainfall may exacerbate the flooding along with bringing instances of flash flooding.