The cold front responsible for the rain and thunderstorms today is moving into southeast Alabama at mid-afternoon.
The rain will generally push out of most of the state by early evening….with the exception being along the far southern areas…where rain chances will remain.
It appears we will experience a slow decrease in clouds overnight, especially across the north. Temperatures will range from the 40’s across the northwest to the mid 50’s across the far southeast.
Saturday looks to be a partly to mostly sunny day for most of the state. Temperatures are expected to warm into the 60’s.
Meanwhile, the cold front will stall and sit along the northern Gulf Coast Saturday…as moisture pools south of the front.
A mid level short wave will cross the state Saturday night bringing the first surge of mid level moisture northward.
The stalled front will remain over south Alabama, but expect showers and thunderstorms to gradually increase in coverage from south to north Saturday night.
On Sunday…a surface low is expected to develop in the northwestern Gulf. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected through the day.
The cold front may surge northward Sunday night, this will continue the rain and thunderstorms…with some strong thunderstorms possible.
It looks likely that a widespread and soaking rain situation will set up for the state, with 2 to 3 inches of rain likely for all areas by Monday morning.
Some locally heavier amounts will be likely, and we will be following the latest developments and have furthers updates through the weekend.