MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - As advertised, a powerful line of storms raced across Alabama, bringing pockets of damaging wind, a few tornadoes and very heavy rain. An apparent tornado killed three people in Pickens County, AL - just west of Tuscaloosa. Nationally, this system killed ten people.
Now, we settle in to a fairly rainy pattern. It won’t rain all day, every day, but rain is a good bet at times through the middle of next week.
First, Sunday will be pleasant. A few showers will probably pop up in spots, but the coverage will be limited. Of the next five days, Sunday is definitely the nicest. Highs head for the upper 60s to lower 70s.
A warm front lifts northward, bringing periods of rain for Monday, Monday night, Tuesday, Tuesday night and Wednesday. A few rumbles of thunder are possible; we’ll watch for any intense storms, but widespread severe weather is not expected.
Long range data suggests a possible return to cooler air next weekend and the following week. We’ll see.