First Alert: Rain returns Thursday

We’re rain free, if only for a moment...

Josh Johnson's Tuesday night update

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Today and tomorrow mark the end of a nice stretch of Spring-like weather. After tomorrow, rain will make fairly regular appearances in our forecast through at least the weekend, and probably much of next week, too. That’s not all bad news, though - we sorely need some rain! Our rainfall deficit is over 5.5 inches now, and most of us have the pollen-coated cars to prove it!

Scattered to numerous showers and storms arrive Thursday afternoon, and rain will continue Thursday night into Friday morning. A few of these storms could produce some strong wind gusts, but we do not anticipate widespread severe weather issues.

Friday and Saturday will be more of a scattered rain scenario - some get wet, many do not - with temperatures approaching 80 degrees both days.

Another stronger storm system approaches Sunday; this will cause the coverage of rain and storms to increase late Sunday, Sunday night and Monday. We’ll watch for any severe weather risk - at this time, there are no “obvious” signs in the data pointing towards severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, but that could change.

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