Damp and cool Tuesday; drier days to follow

Rain chances fall to very low or zero starting Wednesday afternoon
Amanda's walking you through the forecast and letting you know when sunshine returns to Alabama!
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 5:36 AM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 12:23 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Showers, plus a few thunderstorms are already on radar this morning... even more are on the way later today. Coverage of rain should be highest late this morning into the afternoon; much like yesterday, it will not rain in your neighborhood or city all day long, but period of wet weather will move in waves throughout central and south Alabama through the evening hours.

Rain and a few storms are likely today.
Rain and a few storms are likely today.(WSFA 12 News)

The clouds, rain and dampness will keep highs well below normal for late May. We’re talking peak temperatures barely above 70° today, with some staying in the 60s... that’s not a typo! We are a lot of things today (damp, dreary, windy and muggy) but we are not hot.

Wind speeds of 10-15 mph will be common all day long. We recommend taking the rain jacket and keeping it with you all day.

Mostly dry weather is expected starting tomorrow with warming temperatures.
Mostly dry weather is expected starting tomorrow with warming temperatures.(WSFA 12 News)

Additional showers are expected tonight into tomorrow morning before things finally dry out. Less humid air will push into Alabama by tomorrow afternoon, putting an end to the higher rain and storm chances.

Plenty of sun will shine by tomorrow afternoon, and high temperatures will respond by getting close to 80 degrees. Even warmer weather will ensue for the end of the workweek and upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Look for plentiful sunshine each day Thursday through Monday. That will warm us up generally into the middle 80s each afternoon. It’s possible a couple locations stay in the lower 80s or reach into the upper 80s on any given day.

Memorial Day weekend looks dry and warm.
Memorial Day weekend looks dry and warm.(WSFA 12 News)

The less humid air mass will support overnight temperatures in the upper 50s for multiple nights in a row. Compared to where we’ve been of late, that will feel very good and comfortable.

We do want to add that some modeling continues to suggest a small chance of showers and storms Friday through Sunday. Even if it does rain at some point, it would be very scattered and would not last long. Right now the forecast is keeping rain chances at 10-20%. We would bet on seeing dry weather during that stretch as of now!

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