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Scattered showers and storms for now, weekend looking drier

Friday into Friday night to bring highest rain and storm coverage
Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 4:59 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2021 at 10:42 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Another typical Summer day is ahead for Thursday - we expect a 40% rain and storm coverage with highs around 90 once again.

An approaching cold front from the north will send our rain chances right back up... way up!

Rain and storm coverage will be high Friday into Friday night ahead of a cold front.
Rain and storm coverage will be high Friday into Friday night ahead of a cold front.(WSFA 12 News)

Forecast models are in better agreement on how this front will wind up behaving... the result is an increase in our confidence for Friday forecast (wettest day) and for both Saturday and Sunday (trending drier!) which is good news for any outdoor activities during the upcoming holiday weekend.

For Friday, we are very confident in high rain and thunderstorm chances up around 80%. There will be rain and some thunderstorms from start to finish on Friday, but there will be breaks for most of us. The front will likely hang out in far southern Alabama to perhaps the I-10 corridor over the weekend. This will take the high-end moisture with it, giving way to a mainly dry holiday weekend forecast for most of our area.

We’ve dropped Saturday’s rain chances to 30%, unless you’re in South Alabama... that’s where coverage will be just a touch higher.

Best chance for widespread rain is Friday, then we trend much drier for the holiday weekend!
Best chance for widespread rain is Friday, then we trend much drier for the holiday weekend!(WSFA 12 News)

For the Fourth of July, rain chances have been dropped to 20% unless once again...you’re in South Alabama. Expect a slightly higher chance of a few showers and storms there.

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast heading into next week, but nothing suggests overly high coverage at this point!

As a result of the lower rain and thunderstorm chances this weekend into early next week, highs have been bumped back into the upper 80s.

First Alert: We are monitoring our potential next tropical system... keep checking back for updated information!

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