MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Since early this morning we have been tracking some scattered areas of rain throughout central and southern portions of the state. Showers have been light in natural and although some towns have seen rain, not everyone has gotten wet so far today. If you have stayed dry up until this point you will have a few more opportunities to see some rain not only today but throughout the rest of the workweek to see some showers.
Today: Highest rain chances this afternoon will likely be across the far southeast counties... this is where moisture levels are the highest. Instability looks low for today since we started with overcast conditions and cloud cover looks to stay abundant, so few weak storms are possible but many will just deal with rain today. Highs this afternoon will likely climb into the low 80s for some of the drier spots, but a few locations will struggle to leave the upper 70s due to clouds and precipitation. Showers could continue into the evening, but coverage of the rain will slowly go downhill throughout the night.
Rainy Week: By Wednesday a frontal boundary will continue to provide another chance for some showers and storms. It's a bit of messy forecast now, even in the short term; models continue to be split on whether the front makes it through the area or if the front stalls out by Wednesday night and Thursday. With the boundary either across or near our area, slightly higher rain chances are most likely warranted for Thursday afternoon across our southern counties.
Another system makes it way towards the region by late Thursday; with better forcing accompanying this system, rain chances will likely increase Thursday night and Friday as the system crosses the Tennessee Valley. The uncertainty regarding where exactly this low pressure system moves to is still up in the air, so we will continue to fine tune the details. Even with elevated rain chances each day for the rest of the workweek, no one day looks to be a washout; there will be plenty of times where many towns are dry in between passing rain showers.
Drier Weekend? Model trends are continuing to keep a lingering rain chance possible early Saturday morning, but the same runs are pulling the moisture out of our region by Sunday. Overall, it could be a wet weekend to start, but the trend shows drier and sunnier conditions by the second half of the weekend. We should see further drying for the end of the weekend and early next week as high pressure settles back over the area.