First Alert: A soaking rain falls on Alabama tonight...

Rain is likely, but severe weather isn’t

Rain and rumbles likely tonight, severe weather is unlikely

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Expect a wet night across the state; waves of showers and thunderstorms will roll across Alabama tonight, bringing a soaking rain and a few rumbles of thunder along for the ride. Cool, stable air should keep the severe weather risk near zero for Alabama.

Tomorrow is a mixed bag. Early, there will likely be some leftover areas of rain and thunderstorms - these will favor the southern counties.

As the day progresses, the coverage of rain will drop - the sun will come out in many places, and afternoon temperatures will surge into the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Scattered areas of rain and thunder will continue through the upcoming weekend - it won’t rain on everyone, and it won’t rain all day. But, where it does rain, it could come down heavily, with some thunder and lightning involved. Due to the lack of apparent forcing, that’s about as specific as we can get in this setup - these areas of rain and storms will form due to small-scale factors that models can’t resolve until a few hours before the rain begins.

So, don’t cancel your weekend plans, but have our weather app handy and have a rain backup plan, just in case. We do not expect severe weather issues through the weekend, but a few strong storms with lightning and gusty wind are possible.

We dry out and warm up next Tuesday and beyond.

Speaking of next week, we expect a big crowd in Opelika at Southern Union State Community College next Thursday! We’ll be there from 4-7pm, and this weather event is unlike any that we’ve done. We will not be selling weather radios, but if you bring one you’ve bought, we’ll program it. We’ll have FREE FOOD for the first 200 people, inflatable bouncy houses for kids AND our StormTracker vehicle.

We’ll also have representatives from the National Weather Service, Lee County and Alabama EMA, and the SBA (they specialize in post-disaster loan programs for those denied assistance by FEMA), storm shelter companies, disaster recovery specialists and contractors to help those impacted by recent tornadoes.

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