Weather Blog: A few showers tonight, more rain Saturday

Weather Blog: A few showers tonight, more rain Saturday

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - FIRST ALERT: MORE SHOWERS, STORMS LIKELY SATURDAY: It was a cloudy day but thankfully mother nature allowed us to warm up today into the low 60s despite the lack of sunshine. Cloud cover and rain continues to build in from the west. Tonight looks to be cool once again but warmer than last night. The cloud cover along with a few scattered showers will keep us in the 40s. Not everyone will see rainfall but for those that do, they could see light to moderate rain as we transition into early Friday morning.

RAIN TONIGHT:  A few light showers have already moved into parts of southwest Alabama this afternoon.  Expect more showers to build in after 5pm. As of right now the rain looks to be concentrated more for southern Alabama, with only a few showers expected for central Alabama. With that being said rain amounts will vary depending on your location. Some areas will receive little to no rainfall, while other areas could see up to 2 tenths of an inch. Once again this scattered rain threat looks to last overnight into Friday morning up until 3 AM.

FRIDAY: Tomorrow will start off cloudy and possible a few morning showers for east and south Alabama.  The threat of rain ends by noon as we are likely to have another warm day in the 60s. Afternoon highs will be aided by a few rays of sunshine through partly cloudy skies. High temperature for most will be in the mid 60s.  A partly cloudy afternoon will turn into a mostly cloudy evening/night as a cold front approaches from the east. This will bring another round of rainfall but not until Saturday. Friday night will be warmer; near 50 degrees, due to cloudy skies.

WEEKEND: A cold front will arrive Saturday morning bringing showers and possibly a few thunderstorms. As of right now timing looks to have rainfall occurring first for west Alabama by 6 AM. The main line of heaviest rainfall will continue to slide east through the morning, hitting central Alabama by 9 AM. Just before noon the initial line will be over east Alabama and then will continue moving east into Georgia by the afternoon.  Now even though the main line moves through fairly quickly this will be an area of lighter showers behind the main line.  As of right now it looks like the rain, including the light rain behind the main line, will be over by sunset.  This timeline has the capability of changing based on the speed of the cold front.

In regards to temperatures Saturday will be a warm day in the mid 60s ahead of the cold fronts passage.  Sunday will be starkly different, with cooler temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Sunday will have clearer skies but as high pressure builds in northerly cool air will put the chill on Alabama. This will last through Tuesday.

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