First Alert: Heavy rain returns to Alabama late this weekend

Dry Saturday, but rain returns late Sunday
First Alert 12: Outdoor plans for your Saturday? Check out the latest forecast to help you plan your day.
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 5:28 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2023 at 8:26 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A large mass of rain and embedded thunderstorms will roll across the state by Sunday afternoon/evening, bringing widespread heavy rain to the state by the end of the weekend. Many portions of the state will see in excess of one inch of rain, and some isolated flash flooding could develop under the heaviest showers.

Saturday will be a beautiful, cool day with a mainly sunny sky in the morning and afternoon temperatures warming to either side of 60 degrees. Clouds increase after sunset and most of Sunday will be cloudy and cool with temperatures stuck in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

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Rain will increase in coverage and intensity Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. Heavy rain will fall at times, along with a few claps of thunder. Widespread rainfall amounts in excess of one inch are likely, with some isolated higher amounts.

We dry out temporarily on Monday, but more rain is possible by Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, as the subtropical jet stream becomes aligned in a way that typically creates multiple waves of rain across the Southeast. At this time none of these waves seem primed to produce damaging weather, but that could change and we will continue to update the forecast as we move through the next week.

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Long range data suggest a change back to colder weather around the end of next week and into next weekend. February will likely get off to a much colder start. There’s no evidence of wintry mischief at this time, but the pattern will need to be watched over the first half of the month.

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