First Alert: Increasing rain chances to end the week

Rain chances are on the rise Thursday into Friday and again Sunday into Monday, then a big cool down is expected next week.
Amanda has an hour-by-hour look ahead to rain chances for the rest of the workweek + a weekend preview!
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 4:23 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2023 at 10:33 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A partly cloudy, comfortable night is in progress across central and south Alabama. Temperatures will drop into the mid and upper 50s by sunrise with a light breeze and only a small chance of a sprinkle. Most places stay dry, but that will change Thursday and Friday.

First things first, Thursday will feature highs in the 70s under a mix of sun and clouds; scattered downpours (some with thunder) are possible during the day. We don’t anticipate any issues with damaging wind, large hail or tornadoes, though - these should simply be typical March thunderstorms.

Rain chances are forecast to increase Thursday night and into the day on Friday, as a wave of energy rolls along a stalled frontal boundary.

Lows will dip into the 50s during the night with rain likely.

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Friday, as of right now, looks to be the best chance of rain during the work and school week. Rain and a few thunderstorms are likely during the day and highs will only warm around 70 degrees. Cloudy skies will prevail and remain in place through the night. Lows will hover around 50 degrees with lingering showers through the night, trying to exit by the start of the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, Saturday is trending to be the drier day of the two. Expect a mix of sun and clouds during the day with an isolated pocket of rain possible, but most will remain dry. Highs will be cooler, in the 60s and 70s and lows will be in the 40s and 50s.

Higher rain chances are forecast on Sunday, as we track yet another pulse of energy into the region. We will again expect to see some rain, maybe a thunderstorm or two Sunday going into Monday morning. Highs Sunday will remain cooler, in the 60s with lows in the 40s.

Near normal temperatures expected as we inch closer to the weekend!
Near normal temperatures expected as we inch closer to the weekend!(WSFA 12 News)

A shower or two looks to linger into Monday, but the entire system looks to be exiting the region and finally pushing out the stalled boundary that has just been parked across the area for the last week. Behind the front we look to trend drier and remain cooler through midweek ahead.

Speaking of cooler weather, Tuesday we will wake up with temperatures in the 30s and 40s and through the day, we only expect afternoon highs to top out on either side of 60 degrees. A stark difference between the above average temperatures we have seen during the first few days of March.

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