First Alert: Alabama’s weather stays soggy on Thursday

Wet pattern continues; some drier weather ahead
More gray and rainy weather
Published: Aug. 24, 2022 at 4:41 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2022 at 9:34 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Another day of rain and rumbles is ahead for Alabama on Thursday. Scattered areas of rain and thunderstorms will likely be ongoing when you wake up, and they’ll grow larger as the day progresses. Some of the storms may be slow movers; if that’s the case, isolated pockets of flash flooding could be a problem again by tomorrow afternoon and evening.

The coverage of rain will drop a bit by the end of the week and into the weekend. We can’t give you a completely dry forecast, but there will be fewer scattered showers and storms dotting the landscape each afternoon.

High rain chances continue through the rest of the workweek.
High rain chances continue through the rest of the workweek.(WSFA 12 News)

Not every moment will be wet, but even when it’s not actively raining it will likely be gray, very muggy and pretty damp. Not the best week to get yardwork, gardening or outdoor activities done.

Tropical humidity levels stay put.
Tropical humidity levels stay put.(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures will struggle due to the elevated rain chances and considerable cloud cover. Highs will get a few degrees above 80 today and tomorrow. That’s 10+ degrees below the normal high of 93 degrees this time of year.

Rain and storm chances continue this weekend into next week. However, the boundary that will be plaguing us this week will effectively fizzle out. That means less in the way of rain coverage.

Temperatures slowly come up heading into the weekend.
Temperatures slowly come up heading into the weekend.(WSFA 12 News)

It won’t be dry, but the chance of rain and thunderstorms should be around 40% beginning Saturday. With the lower chance of rain, afternoon high temperatures will come up a bit into the middle and upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

For those wondering about the inactive hurricane season in the Atlantic, there are still no legitimate tropical threats in the near-term forecast. A named storm is unlikely to form in the next week. Only time will tell how much the season will pick up, but it is forecast to be an above normal season still.

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