A large shield of rain has moved across our area tonight with some embedded pockets of very heavy rain. The most intense rain at the time of this update was crossing Shelby County with rates at 2” per hour. There is still plenty of rain located to our southwest and this wet weather will move northeast across our area through the remainder of the night. It is possible we could hear a few rumbles of thunder during the morning hours.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Before you go to bed tonight be sure to turn the clocks back one hour for the end of Daylight Saving Time at 2 AM. This is always a great time to check the batteries in your NOAA Weather Radio. Sunrise time will be at 6:06 AM tomorrow and sunset time will be at 4:55 PM.
MORE WET WEATHER FOR TOMORROW/TOMORROW NIGHT: An area of low pressure will be moving into south Alabama tomorrow and this will cause more wet weather for much of the state. Highs will be in the 60s with rain likely and some embedded thunder. A trailing upper level disturbance will also produce showers tomorrow night with temperatures tumbling into the lower 60s and upper 50s. This is going to make for some very dreary weather tomorrow night and early Monday. Light showers and drizzle will linger through Monday morning.
IMPROVING WEATHER ON TUESDAY: Drier air will enter the area on Tuesday and this will set the stage for partly to mostly sunny weather that will linger through Friday. It is going to feel chilly at night with lows in the 50s but temperatures during the day will rebound nicely into the 70s. Temperatures could reach the upper 70s in a few areas on Wednesday and Thursday as a southerly flow returns to the state.
ANOTHER WEEKEND RAINMAKER: Our rainy weekend pattern won’t be ending anytime soon. Models are advertising the arrival of showers by late Friday night with the threat of rain increasing during the morning hours on Saturday. We will have updates posted on the App! You can download our FREE WBRC Weather app by searching WBRC in your app store.
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt