Vernon: Sunny today, rain tomorrow

Vernon: Sunny today, rain tomorrow
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

Rain is on the way! The good news is much of our Saturday will be dry. High pressure is well to our north and its providing fair weather and a comfortable easterly breeze. Highs today should peak in the mid 70s for many this afternoon. Sadly all good things must come to an end and our dry weather will dry to a close as our next storm system approaches the state. The system's leading warm from will slide north east across south Alabama overnight. Ahead of the front we could see a few isolated showers late tonight.

Rain coverage will expand  through the day Sunday as the are of low pressure slowly approaches our area. Sunday will be a cloudy day that will likely begin with spotty showers and we'll gradually see rain coverage increase through the day and night. The good news is severe weather is not a huge concern. Yes this system may host a few embedded thunderstorms that create gusty winds. But overall the rain will limit any threat for severe storms. Isolated flash flooding is a concern however. There's plenty of moisture available and if any showers/storms begin training that could cause an issue. So if you live in an area that's flood prone please be mindful of your surroundings!

Rain will stick around after the weekend. Scattered showers with a few storms as the system's area of low pressure slowly glides east just to our north. This will place much of southeast Alabama in prime position for some pretty soggy weather. With rain possible through Tuesday morning we could see anywhere between 1 to 3 inches of rain. Higher amounts will be possible based on the development of thunderstorms and training of storms.

So the weather will be fine  for all of the events taking place today like the Jefferson Barbeque over in Marengo County and the Crawfish Boil in Tallassee. But tomorrow be sure to have an umbrella close by and the WSFA First Alert Weather App as widespread rain returns!

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