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Warmer Mother’s Day before rain returns

Multiple chances for rain and storms next week
Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 9:44 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Mother’s Day weekend has gotten off to a beautiful and warmer start with highs hitting the lower 80s today. A comfortable night in the middle 50s will follow before we warm into the upper 80s on Sunday.

Mother's Day is shaping up to be very warm and mostly sunny with a southerly breeze.
Mother's Day is shaping up to be very warm and mostly sunny with a southerly breeze.(WSFA 12 News)

There will again be more sunshine than clouds on Sunday until the end of the day when additional clouds push in. The humidity will remain comfortable. The pattern then returns to a more active state beginning late Sunday night. There will be periodic chances for showers and some thunderstorms through early Thursday.

Determining exactly when the highest rain coverage will be is a bit difficult this far out, so expect at least some changes regarding those daily and nightly rainfall probabilities as each day gets closer.

Rain and a few storms are expected Sunday night into Monday.
Rain and a few storms are expected Sunday night into Monday.(WSFA 12 News)

By the time we get to the end of next week we will see a healthy 2-3″ of rain in most back yards, but flooding isn’t a concern due to our current dry stretch and the rain coming over a four day period.

The humidity will also rise noticeably as we get moist flow from the Gulf of Mexico. However, we are not looking at severe weather here in Central Alabama. In fact, most of what falls next week will be plain rain with some storms mixed in on Monday and Tuesday.

Rain and some storms are expected at times between Sunday night and Thursday morning.
Rain and some storms are expected at times between Sunday night and Thursday morning.(WSFA 12 News)

Wednesday and Thursday will likely feature just plain rain showers as any thunderstorm potential shifts to our south with a cold front.

Temperatures will remain below to well below average for this time of year heading through next week courtesy of the clouds and rain chances. It won’t be too far below normal early in the week as highs will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s Monday and Tuesday.

If we see any sun and enough breaks from the rain, some of us could reach the mid-80s Monday and/or Tuesday.

Total rain next week will add up to 2-3" in most spots, but flooding is not expected.
Total rain next week will add up to 2-3" in most spots, but flooding is not expected.(WSFA 12 News)

Temps will then likely struggle to get to 70 both Wednesday and Thursday as clouds dominate the skies. That will place us a solid 10-15° below normal for mid-May.

Don’t worry though...drier, sunnier and calmer weather returns for Friday and next weekend.

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