Evening rain gradually ends, lower humidity Saturday
First Alert: Hurricane Elsa moves through the Caribbean Sea
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - As expected, Friday was a wet and gloomy day. Most central and south Alabama residents were impacted by some kind of wet weather, but thankfully coverage of rain has dissipating as the night progressed. The drier air will set most of the area up for a very pleasant Saturday, with lower humidity levels and only a small chance of a quick shower or storm... highs will probably stay in the mid to upper 80s Saturday and if we have rain, it will probably stay south of Montgomery.
Sunday is no slouch either, with more sun than clouds and a small risk of rain - again, primarily south of Montgomery.
The front will stall near South Alabama, so for those in our southern counties, scattered rain is more of a possibility this weekend thanks to the close proximity of the front.
Scattered rain chances kick up again for everyone starting Tuesday and linger through much of next week. No single day is a complete wash, but intervals of rain and thunderstorms are a good bet each afternoon by the middle of next week.
Tropical Update: Elsa is now a hurricane, it will continue moving westward through the northern Caribbean Sea over the holiday weekend. We’ll be watching it very carefully as it moves over Cuba - the terrain and interaction with land could destroy the system’s inner circulation. Regardless, whatever is left of Elsa will likely depart Cuba and head for the far southeastern Gulf of Mexico and/or south Florida by late Monday into Monday night. Its unlikely that Elsa will become a major hurricane due to its poor structure and fast forward motion. And, its also unlikely that Elsa will impact us here in Alabama - but we’ll monitor new data as it arrives and push updates on TV, web and our app over the weekend!
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