MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Rain has provided a good soaking to most of central and south Alabama, which is good news for our current drought situation! Montgomery set a new daily record for rainfall on August 25th... the Capital City recorded 2.51″ of rain Sunday, and over half an inch fell again today. Now, most of the rain has pushed east out of the state, but a few isolated showers are possible overnight.
Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are possible again tomorrow as a cold front approaches. Some storms could pose a low risk of damaging winds. We’ll keep an eye on it.
Scattered rain will continue Wednesday as the boundary shifts south, but ridging will build behind it and cause Thursday and Friday to be sunny and warm.
That same boundary will lift north with a southeasterly flow Saturday, pushing more moisture into our atmosphere and bringing rain chances back for Labor Day weekend.
TROPICAL UPDATE: Tropical Storm Dorian has sustained winds of 50 mph and gusts up to 65 mph. Dorian is expected to strengthen and could be a hurricane by the time it reaches the Windward Islands. Potential interaction with the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will likely weaken the storm, but it could restrengthen as it moves into a favorable environment over the Bahamas. It’s too early to know if this will have any impacts on Alabama, but we’ll keep you updated.
Tropical Depression Six formed off the US east coast Monday afternoon. It will stay off the coast of the United States and not impact our weather here in Alabama.