Monday, May 5 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-05-05 11:59:35 GMT
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We began the morning with a LOT of rainfall in Alabama. Weather watcher Ronald Hughes reported 1.44 inches falling overnight into Coker, Alabama...John King reported 1.96 inches in Alabaster...and a whopping 2.48 inches was recorded in Rockford by Emily Spivey.
Our computer forecast models are showing a break in the rainfall as we head into much of this afternoon and early evening. That could give you a chance to get a few things done this afternoon, before the rain returns tonight.
Tonight, overnight we are expecting rain and thunderstorms to move through the area out ahead of a cold front. That rainfall could be with us through mid-day on Saturday.
After the rain ends, the clouds could be slow to clear Saturday afternoon, but by Sunday the clouds should be gone. Clear to partly cloudy skies should stick around through midweek next week.