Rain Tonight… Showers Through Wednesday… Much Cooler Ahead… Monday Forecast Updae – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has been gloomy over the past few days, as clouds and occasional rain continue to impact the forecast. We’ll take what rain we can get right now as we’re about to get into our dry season.

Deep tropical moisture over our area and uplift associated with an slow approaching upper air trough will help to kick off lots of rain tonight. Rain is already falling as of 4:25pm across a good chunk of Alabama and that will only increase through this evening. Expect locally heavy rain in some areas, especially south of I-20 tonight, where a flash flood watch remains in effect until Tuesday night. The main batch of moderate to occasionally heavy rain will come to an end early Tuesday morning, with passing showers possible at any point through the afternoon and evening. Highs will top out in the upper 70s on Tuesday.

A cold front will move through on Wednesday, with the risk of occasional showers. Widespread heavy rain appears unlikely on Wednesday, but keep the umbrella handy. After the front passes the area and cooler air moves in on Wednesday, occasional showers and drizzle will continue. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 70s on Wednesday, which is highly unusual for the end of May! Rain amounts between now and Wednesday will approach 2-4″ for areas along and south of I-20, with 1-2″ for areas north of I-20.

Drier air will take over on Thursday, with highs in the 70s. Expect a gradual decrease in clouds by mid afternoon, with lots of sunshine on Friday. Highs will return into the upper 80s by Memorial Day Weekend.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott


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