Lots of Rain Ahead… Mild Temps! Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! We started off chilly this morning, but conditions became spring-like this afternoon, with widespread upper 60s to low 70s. Clouds have rapidly returned to most of our area as of 4:30pm, and a large batch of rain is overspreading west Alabama. Central and north Alabama will catch this rain later this evening. This will mark the beginning of a very wet weekend coming up.

Rain will continue on and off on both Saturday and Sunday, as waves of rain and storms move into the area from the southwest. This doesn’t appear to be a severe weather setup over the weekend, but we’ll keep an eye on radar trends. With lots of moisture involved with this setup and uplift over the area, expect locally heavy rain at times, which could lead to flooding issues. Our entire area is under a flood watch through the weekend.

Showers will linger into Monday and Tuesday as well, with a mainly cloudy sky. The cold front will stall somewhere across Alabama, and depending on where the front stalls will depending on where the front stalls will determine your local temperatures on Monday. I’ve got a high in the low 60s, but northwest Alabama could be in the 50s all day, with 70s southeast of I-59. Unfortunately, Monday will be a tricky temperature forecast.

The front will quickly build northward, and our entire area will reach the lower 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday. We could even reach the middle 70s by Thursday. With a deep layer of tropical moisture in place, a few scattered showers will be possible each day next week.

Rain amounts will be high with the upcoming rains. Here’s the latest totals over the next 7 days… Widespread 2-4″ is expected, with some areas getting over 4″

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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