Rain chances ramp up this weekend

Wetter pattern emerges as tropical moisture increases

Rain chances on the rise

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!

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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!

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