Plenty of showers and thunderstorms through Saturday morning

Much above normal rain coverage for mid-August to end the week

Scattered rain continues through this evening

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Higher rain chances are sticking around for a few more days! Both today and tomorrow feature an above average chance of showers and thunderstorms as a trough of low pressure meanders eastward across the Tennessee Valley over the next several days.

Rain chances are higher today and tomorrow
Rain chances are higher today and tomorrow (Source: WSFA 12 News)

While severe weather is not expected, there could be an isolated storm that pushes severe criteria. Any storms that develop will be capable of heavy rain, vivid lightning and gusty winds.

Today’s rain chances are running around 60% area-wide. Scattered showers and storms will continue into tonight, so grab your umbrella before heading out this evening!

Scattered showers and storms likely this afternoon and evening
Scattered showers and storms likely this afternoon and evening (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The elevated rain and storm chances continue all day Friday. In fact, rain chances will likely be at their peak throughout the day Friday around 70% or so for all of central Alabama. With this in mind, we’ve held high temperatures down to around 90 degrees at best.

The trough and hybrid cold front will push east of Alabama on Saturday, and rain chances will start to drop from there.

Rain and storms are likely Thursday and Friday before rain chances drop off late this weekend.
Rain and storms are likely Thursday and Friday before rain chances drop off late this weekend. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The air mass set to move in behind the front will be much drier, more comfortable and not as brutal. As such, we’ve lowered rain chances to only 20% for the Monday-Tuesday period. Under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, look for daytime highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with lower humidity.

Dew points will drop into next week, making for a more comfortable feel to the air.
Dew points will drop into next week, making for a more comfortable feel to the air. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Nighttime temperatures will dip down into the 67-72 range each night beginning Sunday night. This will be a very nice change of pace for the middle of August heading into next week!

7 Day
7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Tropical Update: Our newest tropical storm formed late Thursday morning. Tropical Storm Josephine shows no signs of major strengthening and on the current forecast track goes no wear near Alabama, the Gulf of Mexico, or the United States. We will be monitoring this system, but it will likely stay at tropical-storm-force-strength through the weekend, and then dip back down into a Tropical Depression by early next week.

Tropical Storm Josephine
Tropical Storm Josephine (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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