MONTGOMERY, Ala (WSFA) - A warm, muggy morning will greet us Friday, with scattered pockets of rain and rumbles cranking up by midday and lingering into the afternoon and early evening. Expect a few scattered, quick showers and/or storms for some Friday night high school football games in Alabama. A few spots could have lightning delays, but most will be able to play with little to no interruption. Bring a poncho, just in case.
This wetter pattern will continue into the weekend; in fact, the coverage of rain will likely go up both Saturday and Sunday, into the 60-70% range. It won’t rain all weekend, it won’t rain all day, and it won’t rain on everyone. These showers and storms will come in scattered clusters - most prevalent in the afternoon and early evening.
We’ll have to mention a chance of showers and storms for the Guardian FCS Kickoff Classic at Cramton Bowl. It’s far from an all-day soaking, though, so don’t cancel your plans - just bring along a poncho and keep our weather app handy, just in case one of those scattered downpours ends up overhead!
Rain chances stay elevated through the first half of next week. There’s evidence of a cold front entering Alabama late next week into next weekend - it’s still to early to know if that front will bring us a shot of cooler air or stall just north of us. We’ll keep an eye on it - here’s hoping we get a taste of cooler air!