First Alert: Rain moves in today, lingers into Thursday

Total rain by the end of the week will be between 1″ to 3″ areawide!
A few showers can be found in south Alabama now, but more are on the way... Amanda tracks out when rain returns to your area with an hour-by-hour look ahead!
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 5:10 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2023 at 3:44 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An area of low pressure will slowly move over the northern Gulf of Mexico... between now and Thursday it will bring multiple rounds of rain to central and south Alabama. Not only will it send beneficial moisture our way, but it will keep the sky cloudy; temperatures get stuck below normal in the 60s today and the upper 50s tomorrow. By Thursday temperatures will head back into the mid 60s.

Rain is likely as the area of low pressure moves by, so coverage rain will increase through the day today from south to north. Intensity of these showers will start off light, but become heavier as the overnight progresses.

Those north of Montgomery may not see much today, but there is a higher coverage of wet weather anticipated tonight!

Widespread soaking rain is expected tonight and tomorrow.
Widespread soaking rain is expected tonight and tomorrow.(WSFA 12 News)

Additional soaking rain is likely for everyone this evening and tonight with a higher coverage of moderate rain. More steady rain will fall tomorrow and tomorrow night before ending early Thursday.

It will not rain every minute of the next 48+ hours, there won’t be any storms and there shouldn’t be any overly heavy rain. There will be plenty of time with rain actively falling though, so plan accordingly if you’re heading out. Total rain by the time the system moves away will be 1-2″, with the highest totals in our southern counties.

Models are in pretty good agreement with shutting down the rain early Thursday afternoon and keeping things mostly dry Friday through Monday. It’s possible we could see a few isolated showers with a passing cold front Friday and Friday night.

Wet weather overnight Tuesday through early Thursday... the weekend trends sunny and dry!
Wet weather overnight Tuesday through early Thursday... the weekend trends sunny and dry!(WSFA 12 News)

The sky will remain mostly cloudy Friday before we see sunshine return for the weekend. Saturday will end up partly cloudy and Sunday mostly sunny. Clouds then increase Sunday night ahead of our next cold front that will bring more rain to the state early next week... likely late Monday and Tuesday.

Temperatures will respond to the weekend sunshine and dry weather by rising into the upper 60s. I actually wouldn’t be completely surprised to see some spots reach 70 degrees a time or two between Friday and Sunday!

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