MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Dense fog will greet many of you early Thursday; the thickest fog will be south of Montgomery and in low-lying valley locations. A few pockets of rain will move across the state, too. Thursday afternoon, a cold front blows through the state. Along that front, some rain and thunderstorms will come along for the ride. Our best coverage of rain will be from roughly noon through 8pm. The front stalls over south Alabama, though, which means rain chances will stick around for several days.
Additional rain will fall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but we wouldn’t cancel any plans at this point. Just plan on contending with some rain showers over the course of those three days as we continue ironing out the fine details.
Models do agree on another stronger system early next week, but they disagree on its exact timing. For now, it looks like rain and perhaps thunderstorms will be likely late Monday and Monday night. No severe weather is expected with that system, but heavy rain will be possible. To our west, another bout of snow and ice are possible across parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.
By the time we get to early next week, a solid 2-3″ of rain will have fallen across the entire area. And with many places entering the “Abnormally Dry” category on last week’s Drought Monitor, this is all welcomed rainfall!