Scattered rain and storms continue each day
Plenty of rain coming over the next week
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A deep layer of tropical moisture associated with Tropical Depression Nicholas is located over Alabama and the Deep South. That means plenty of rain.
Today will continue to be a rainy day with everyone getting wet. Expect steady light to moderate rain all day with some pockets of tropical downpours possible. No thunderstorm activity is in the forecast today.
Additional rain showers are likely tonight as well, but it will not rain everywhere all night long.
Thursday will be pretty wet as well with areas of rain and storms, but there will be breaks. Coverage drops from 100% today to 60% on Thursday.
Rain chances stay pretty high as we round out the week and push through the weekend. That’s courtesy of plenty of tropical moisture remaining overhead. It’s unlikely that Friday, Saturday or Sunday is a washout from start to finish, but your chance of getting wet is high for this time of year around 60%.
Most guidance suggests elevated rain and thunderstorm chances continuing into next week as well as no changes to the overall pattern are anticipated.
By the time we get to the middle of next week, our area will pick up a healthy 2-5″ of rainfall. However, we are not anticipating any big flooding issues due to the rain falling over a 7-day period.
With the high-end rain coverage and extra cloud cover we’re only expecting high temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Our normal high for mid-September is 90 degrees.
Unlike the temperatures, the humidity will certainly not be below normal. It will be very muggy with tropical-like. Dew points are likely to be in the lower 70s at all times.
Speaking of tropical-like, let’s take a look at the current scene out in the Atlantic Basin...
We’ve got three areas being monitored for tropical development right now. Two of those have a “high” chance of becoming a tropical depression; one in the eastern Atlantic and one off the East Coast of the United States.
Each of them will likely become a tropical depression and then strengthen into at least a tropical storm. If they both reach tropical storm status, they will get a name. The next two names on the list are Odette and Peter.
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