Rain chance rises as the weekend approaches

Coverage will be around 40% or so Friday-Saturday
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 5:13 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A few scattered pockets of rain continue this evening; these will gradually diminish after sunset. As was the case yesterday, these have mainly affected eastern and southeastern parts of Alabama.

Tonight will be dry with lows only falling into the middle and upper 60s. This is warmer than normal for late October in Alabama. That is a trend that will continue!

The shower and storm chances we’ve been discussing all week are still on for Friday, Friday night and Saturday.

A few showers and storms are expected Friday.
A few showers and storms are expected Friday.(WSFA 12 News)

Coverage doesn’t look to be overwhelmingly impressive at any one point over that 36-hour period, but there will certainly be isolated to scattered showers and storms around the region. Severe weather and overly heavy rain are not anticipated.

A few showers and storms are probable Saturday.
A few showers and storms are probable Saturday.(WSFA 12 News)

It is possible some of us don’t see a drop of rain either day with coverage likely not exceeding 40% or so. On the flip side, it’s possible some of us see a couple of showers or storms between the two days. It’ll be like our typical summertime patterns.

Highs may fall off a touch Friday and Saturday with the chance of rain, but should still reach lower 80s.

We are in all likelihood dry Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as we watch a cold front approach the Mississippi Valley and Southeast from the northwest. Being ahead of that front means more highs well into the 80s with a healthy amount of sunshine.

Humid to muggy conditions remain intact for the next week.
Humid to muggy conditions remain intact for the next week.(WSFA 12 News)

Then things get a bit murky.

A complicated scenario is likely to develop as that front moves in Wednesday-Thursday. For now, it looks like a few models want to bring a chance of showers and storms each day with our streak of unseasonably warm temperatures ending Thursday.

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