MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - I feel like there are a lot of people across the state this morning who woke up, looked out their window and instantly thought about a popular nursery rhyme related to this morning's weather. You probably know the tune: "rain, rain, go a-way...". I think a lot of people are thinking/singing that song early this morning, and for good reason. It has been a gloomy and wet start to our Thursday, and even more rain is on the way...
Today: A very unsettled pattern is expected over the next 12-24 hours as a large area of circulation in the upper levels of the atmosphere is currently spinning over ArkLaTex right now... with that in mind, we will be watching for scattered rain showers and even a few isolated thunderstorms (especially in southern portions of the state) through the rest of the day. When we are not dealing with a passing area interval of rain, mostly cloudy skies will be common along with a few peaks of sunshine; that doesn't warm temperatures up much through... highs hang tight to their current position and don't move much. Many of us stay in the 60s for Thursday. Winds will be gusty, too, which will make it feel even cooler than the number of the thermometer.
Friday: High rain chances will continue into the day on Friday, but the rain will slowly move away from Alabama throughout the afternoon. It doesn't rain all day, but again we will be dealing with wave after wave of showers moving in and out of the region. High again struggle to leave the 60s.
Weekend: The low pressure responsible for this unsettled weather continues to dissipate on Saturday out towards the east, so our overall weather pattern will not be controlled by that system anymore, and just in time for the weekend. Some leftover showers are possible early Saturday morning, but clearing conditions are expected by the afternoon. Much drier and warmer air moves into the area by Sunday and they sticks around for a few days, too!! We leave the 60s from the workweek behind and warm back into the more seasonable 70s for Saturday and Sunday.
Heating Up...?: Even though it's still a few days out, we need something to look forward to on our 7 day forecast. Well, if you are a fan of the 80s (either the temperature or the decade) then I think you will like where we are heading in time for the new workweek... afternoon highs each day climb into the low 80s with no chance of rain in sight and lots of sunshine expected; that is pretty great forecast after what seems like never-ending rain finally leaves the state.