First Alert: Rain ramps up Thursday into Thursday night

Alabama turns sharply colder Friday and into the weekend
A large area of rain overspreads Alabama late Thursday into Thursday night, followed by a sharp change to colder weather for Friday and the weekend.
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 3:27 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 6:01 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Any rain that falls tonight and early tomorrow will be spotty and brief, but widespread showers will be back in the forecast soon. Heavy rain will overspread central Alabama Thursday afternoon and expand into the southern counties Thursday night. A widespread 1 to 3 inches of rain is likely, plus we cannot rule out a few claps of thunder. At the moment we do not see any risk of strong or severe thunderstorms with this system - so that’s something we can appreciate, right?!

A shower or two could linger Friday morning, but our sky will clear quickly as the day progresses.

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Colder air rushes in behind the front and temperatures will stay stuck in the 50s all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with overnight lows dropping into the 30s. The weekend will be cold, but sunny and dry.

The start to next week is looking dry with a warm up expected. Monday and Tuesday afternoon highs will warm into the middle to upper 60s. Overnight lows will also be warmer back into the 40s. While dry to start the week, long range forecast models are hinting at our next chance for rain as we push towards the end of next week.

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