Friday Afternoon Update – Posted 3:00 p.m.

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We had some rain earlier today across parts of West Alabama. We picked up .47 inches of rain at the Tuscaloosa Airport. Tonight, we could see a few more light showers, drizzle and fog develop across parts of the area. Temperatures should fall a few degrees, into the lower 50s.

Tomorrow, we start off cloudy. Highs will get to about 70, as a warm front lifts north of us. There could be a few showers and thunderstorms during the day, but the best chances for rain appear to be after 6 p.m. Saturday.

There’s a threat for some strong to severe thunderstorms along with some heavy rain Saturday evening and night. Strong Wind and some large hail are possible. This threat will likely diminish after midnight with some strong storms possible along the Highway 80 corridor, south. Locally heavy rain, greater than 1.50 inches, is possible. Most locations are expected to receive around 1.00 to as much as 1.25 inches.

Sunday, there could be a few showers early, otherwise the day looks to be dry with highs near 68 degrees. Later in the day, a cold front moves in bringing more seasonable temperatures to the area.

Monday, rain re-develops, and again, we could see some impressive totals.

Tuesday, rain and thunderstorms look to be likely, with a chance for some strong storms and more heavy rainfall.

Wednesday, there could be a few lingering showers early on.

Thursday and Friday of next week, look to be dry with mostly sunny skies and cool temperatures.

I’ll have more on the forecast on WVUA News First at 4:00 and tonight on WVUA News at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00.

Robert Stevenson
WVUA Weather

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