First Alert: Rain coverage dips slightly for the Alabama weekend

Still wet, just not AS wet...
Will rain chances finally start dropping soon? Amanda's looking ahead to some drier days...
Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 4:19 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 at 10:15 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Up front - there will still be a healthy amount of showers and thunderstorms around the state Friday through the upcoming weekend. But, there won’t be AS much rain as we’ve seen over the last few days. In fact, we now have a new record - August 25, 2022 (aka yesterday) was the wettest August 25 on the historical record in Montgomery. That record dates back to the late 1800s.

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 starting Saturday.

Rain chances fall, but we are not completely without showers and storms in the forecast...
Rain chances fall, but we are not completely without showers and storms in the forecast...(WSFA 12 News)

It won’t be all dry, but the chance of rain and thunderstorms should be around 40-50% beginning Saturday. With the lower chance of rain and increased amounts of daily sunshine (yay!), afternoon high temperatures will come up a bit into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Even that won’t be bad for this time of year!

For those wondering about the tropics, there are still no legitimate tropical threats in the near-term. 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 still forecast to be an above normal season.

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