Rainy Weekend Ahead – Friday 4:20 p.m.


It turned out to be another pretty nice day across Central Alabama with temperatures reaching into the 70s in many areas. That is all changing however. Clouds are starting to roll in and some showers in Mississippi are trying to push into the western part of the state. Don’t expect much rainfall these evening though.

We have better rain chances on Saturday as a better looking shortwave approaches the state. There does appear to be a focusing mechanism in the northern half of the state, perhaps a weak warm front with showers and a chance of a thunderstorm.

Easter Sunday looks warm. A little uncertain with the rain chances though. The front appears to be north but perhaps some weak lift in the mid-levels along with the daytime heating will be enough to give a decent coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Nothing organized.

A decent push of cooler air comes into the region behind a cold front Monday/Monday night. Expecting showers and thunderstorms but again nothing organized ahead of the front as shear remains weak. Forcing along the front appears weak as well.

It should be cooler as we get into the middle of the week with below average temperatures. There remains that pesky system towards Thursday night and Friday that disappears every other model run. Currently it shows up far enough north to pull sufficient moisture into the deep south with at least some showers and possibly some elevated thunderstorms Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Daniel Sparkman
WVUA Weather