First Alert: Dry Sunday, rain returns next week

Picture perfect weather is here, but it won’t last for long...

Hope you enjoyed the dry weekend weather, because rain is back!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The first day of March is here and gone! Thankfully, we didn’t add to the already impressive rainfall totals from last month... Montgomery wrapped up with about 10″ of total rain accumulated since the beginning of February.

High pressure kept our area quiet Sunday, but things are starting to change as we head into this upcoming workweek...

More rain? We are watching as the return of moisture to our atmosphere hits at another stretch of rainy, and even potentially stormy days. As of right now, we cannot rule out the chance for a few storms; we are also very much concerned about more heavy rain and how that could cause flooding problems.

An additional 1-3″+ of rain is a good bet as this system swings through, perhaps more if it slows down as the latest European model suggests.

We will watch new data as it arrives, and with this new data, we’ll eventually be able to more clearly define the timing, impact and risk level associated with this system. Regardless of strong storms, it’s likely that this system will drop *more* heavy rainfall.

Rain is returning to the forecast...
Rain is returning to the forecast... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

By Thursday, rain chances will slowly come to an end and we are back to dry conditions Friday and Saturday. Dry and seasonably mild weather is indicated for the end of the work week into next weekend!

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