The rainfall and lightning has been intense tonight. Dual-pol radar estimates area showing 24 hour rainfall totals in portions of Marshall and Blount Counties over 3.5". The heaviest rainfall so far has been in Blount, Etowah, St. Clair, and Calhoun Counties. Fox 6 Weather Watchers are also reporting heavy rainfall. Storms tonight will continue to track southeast. They will produce heavy rain and lightning, but they are non-severe.
The RPM computer model shows most of the precipitation south of us by tomorrow morning. Looks like we'll see winds out of the north at 3-5mph and this will usher in some drier air. Rain chances will decrease throughout the day. The best chance of rain will be south of I-20. Expect clouds to remain during much of the overnight with clearing tomorrow afternoon. Cloud bases tomorrow morning will be around 3,000ft and clearing after lunch.
Weekend Update: We should see some sunshine during the afternoon with highs around 90. Temperatures will stay in the 90s for highs both Friday and Saturday. Expect a slight chance of rain Saturday afternoon with more widespread clouds and rain Sunday afternoon.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist