A large area of rain continues to stream into Alabama from the Gulf of Mexico. A few scattered thunderstorms are embedded in the shield of rain, and these storms are not only dropping some lightning, but they are also causing some isolated pockets of torrential rainfall. Unlike most Summer nights, the rain will not go away after the sun goes down. Instead, rain will slowly move eastward through the evening; the majority of the wet weather will be east of I-65 after 10pm.
Rain coverage stays high over the next several days; the clouds and rain will mean cooler weather, though. Afternoon highs stay in the 80s the next few days. Unfortunately, we’ll likely make a run close to 90 by the weekend, as hotter and drier air returns.