On and off Showers Continue Possible… Mild Days… Friday Forecast Update – 5:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! It has been a messy day for areas across southwest and far west Alabama, with a soaking rain pretty much all day. For areas near and northeast of Tuscaloosa, rain has been very light and spotty; in-fact, much of central Alabama has been dry all day. We’re right on the edge of the upper air ridge, with an upper level low to the west. The best uplift for heavy rain has been placed a little to the west of Alabama, where rain amounts have been over 1 foot in spots across south and central Mississippi.

The risk of scattered showers and a few storms will continue possible tonight and on Saturday. Keep in mind, it will not rain all day on Saturday, and some of you may not get any rain. Highs will reach the middle 70s on Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances continue to decrease a bit on Sunday, but a passing shower or two is possible. A weak surface low will pass just north of Alabama Sunday night and just before sunrise Monday, areas along and north of I-20 could see a round of showers and storms with that feature, but widespread rain across central Alabama is unlikely.

We’ll approach 80 on Monday, with low 80s likely on Tuesday. Expect a partly cloudy sky on Monday and mostly sunny on Tuesday.

Don’t forget about the time change over the weekend, as we “Spring Forward.” Set your clock ahead one hour Saturday night before going to bed.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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