Intermittent rain this weekend, Impact Weather for Alabama next week

WE NOW TRACK RAIN IN SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF ALABAMA BUT OUR WVTM 13 LIVE DOPPLER RADAR SCAN YOU CAN SEE HERE IN CENTRAL ALABAMA THAT NOT MUCH RAIN HAPPENS UNDER THE CLOUD COVER BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE LOTS OF DRY AIR. WE TAKE TO THE MAPS, WE LOOK SOUTH, MAINLY MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA AND GEORGIA. NOTE CLOUD COVERAGE IS MUCH THINNER NORTH OF THE 459 CORRIDOR. CLOUD COVER BEGINS TO GET MUCH THICKER IN MONTGOMERY AND PRATTVILLE. A FEW STAINLY SHOWERS HAVE APPEARED IN THE LIVINGSTON, UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA AND LIVINGSTON AREAS. BUT NOTE THE RAIN. THIS IS A LOOP, A SATELLITE LOOP OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS AND SHOWS EVERYTHING IS MOVING FURTHER SOUTH FROM MONTGOMERY TO SOUTH AUBURN. AND SO WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THE RAIN WHICH IS STILL HANGING UP FOR US BUT IT WILL BE BY SUNSET TONIGHT AND YOUR SUNDAY WILL PROBABLY START WITH RAIN. LET’S GET TO THE FUTURE CAST IMMEDIATELY. AT 6 PM, OUR FUTURE CAST LOOKS LIKE THIS AND I THINK IT’S PLAUSIBLE. THE REASON FOR THE SLOW MOVEMENT IS BECAUSE WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE WEATHERMAPS AND THIS IS A SYSTEM THAT IS PUSHED AGAINST DRY AIR. IT HITS SOME STATIC AND SO HAS TO BE REDIRECTED AND FINALLY IT BEGINS TO IMPACT A LOT MORE MOISTURE. BUT ONCE WE LOOK A LITTLE CLOSER INTO THE FRENCH CAMP AND THE MERIDIAN, YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THOSE THUNDERSTORMS LOOK A LITTLE STRONG TONIGHT. BUT FOR US HERE IN CENTRAL ALABAMA, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT RAIN THAT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 10 PM, PRETTY SPLASHING WET IN CULLMAN, EVEN. AT 4AM SUNDAY MORNING IT BEGINS TO SHIFT A BIT FURTHER EAST AND WE SEE LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS COMING AGAIN BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SO, IN THEIR FORECAST UP TO MONDAY IT’S STILL PRETTY SOPPING WET. THIS IS OUR FORECAST BREAK. DRYER AND COOLER AIR ON MONDAY. BUT WE SEE A FAST CHANGEOVER ON TUESDAY AS ANOTHER BATCH OF RAIN OPPORTUNITY

Partly cloudy and rainy this weekend, next week Alabama expects more impact weather

Mud Weather for the Weekend: Spells of rain keep Saturday and Sunday wet, cool and overcast, but a stronger storm system will bring Impact Weather again next week. See video forecast for updates.WEEKEND WET WEATHERCold, dry air will be replaced by a wetter environment for the weekend, with intermittent heavy rain through Saturday night and Sunday morning.This is to be expected this weekend: Clouds thicken overnight through Saturday morning, and light splashes and showers sometimes develop. Early day precipitation has little to no impact, but increases in intensity in the late afternoon and evening. Heavier, sustained rain overnight (Saturday through Sunday morning) will drop a streak of 1-2 inches of rain near and south of the Greater Birmingham area through 8:00 a.m. Sunday. While most spots get about a half to a full inch, a narrow band of heavier rain is likely. No severe weather is expected in central or northern Alabama; However, some violent storms are possible near the Gulf Coast. It remains cool: from lows in the 30s on Saturday morning to a high of only about 48 to 53 degrees Saturday afternoon and 40s/50s all Sunday About 5 to 5.5 inches of rain so far this month: an excess of about 2 to 2.5 inches. Monday looks dry, but another massive storm system is moving into the region on Tuesday, and that’s where another IMPACT DAY comes in. What we’re dealing with on Tuesday is wind and rain in northern and central Alabama: gusts of up to 50 mph (power outages, tree damage, trash cans/patio furniture relocated) Locally heavy rain up to two inches (some local flooding) There will be some risk of severe weather south of Interstate 20; However, the northern extent of this is still unclear, so expect some adjustments over the next few days. Don’t turn your back on a system like this! Wind and rain set in on Wednesday and the rest of the week looks colder. How cold? About 5 to 10 degrees below average for mid-January: highs in the 40s/50s and lows in the 20s/30s. There aren’t any realistic signs of a winter storm for the Deep South anytime soon, but this one is the kind of pattern that can create insidious snow. We will keep you informed if there is a real risk of this happening in the foreseeable future. Get the free WVTM 13 app and turn on notifications for the latest weather updates. – STAY WEATHER-AWARE Get the free WVTM 13 app and turn on notifications for the latest weather updates, see WVTM 13 News.Current Weather ConditionsHourly Forecast | 10-Day ForecastInteractive RadarBirmingham SkycamsLive Doppler RadarSign up for email weather alertsDownload the WVTM 13 appDon’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Mud Weather for the Weekend: Spells of rain keep Saturday and Sunday wet, cool and overcast, but a stronger storm system will bring Impact Weather again next week. Check the video prediction for the latest.

WET WEEKEND WEATHER

Cool, dry air will be replaced by a wetter set-up for the weekend and some intermittent heavy rain into Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Here’s what you can expect this weekend:

  • Clouds will thicken overnight into Saturday morning with occasional light spray and showers developing. Early day precipitation has little to no impact, but increases in intensity in the late afternoon and evening.
  • Heavier, sustained rain overnight (Saturday through Sunday morning) will drop a streak of 1-2 inches of rain near and south of the Greater Birmingham area through 8:00 a.m. Sunday. While most spots get about a half to a full inch, a narrow band of heavier rain is likely.
  • No severe weather is expected in central or northern Alabama; However, some violent storms are possible near the Gulf Coast.
  • It remains cool: from lows in the 30’s on Saturday morning to a high of only about 48-53 degrees on Saturday afternoon and 40’s/50’s all Sunday.

Seven Day Forecast

Until the rain subsides and drier air arrives late Sunday night, Birmingham will have about 5 to 5.5 inches of rain for the month so far: a surplus of about 2 to 2.5 inches.

Monday looks dry, but Tuesday sees another massive storm system moving into the region, and there is another IMPACT TAG enter the game.

On Tuesday we’re primarily concerned with wind and rain in north and central Alabama:

  • Gusts of up to 80 km/h (power cuts, tree damage, garbage cans/terrace furniture moved)
  • Locally heavy rainfall up to two inches (some local flooding)
Alabama Weather Forecast

There is some risk of severe weather south of Interstate 20; However, the northern extent of this is still unclear, so expect some adjustments over the next few days. Don’t turn your back on a system like this!

On Wednesday the wind and rain will abate and the rest of the week looks colder.

How cold? About 5 to 10 degrees below average for mid-January: highs in the 40s/50s and lows in the 20s/30s.

There’s still no realistic sign of a winter storm for the Deep South anytime soon, but this is the kind of pattern that insidious snow can create. We will keep you informed if there is a real risk of this happening in the foreseeable future.

7-day forecast with temperatures for Central Alabama

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