Minor rain accumulation is possible on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. The zone that sees the greatest rainfall is across Lamar, Marion, Fayette, Winston, Walker and Cullman counties. Amounts will range from .10" to locally up to .50". The system that will be responsible is impacting the Midwest.
Rain arrives across west Alabama after 1PM tomorrow and exits east by 9AM on Thanksgiving.
The major rain chance aka heavier chance is with a storm system forming across the Gulf of Alaska.
Long range data agrees that a strong storm system develops across the Central Plains on Sunday into Monday and impacts The South on Monday night into Tuesday morning. It looks like a high shear and low instability set up, which is typical this time of year. It is still too early out to get too specific about the forecast but we want to be the First to Alert you of the potential heavy rainfall and stormy weather threat.
This active pattern looks to persist into December. The long range data is hinting at another possible system around the 30th-1st and again around the 6-7th. We will keep you updated regarding the stormy weather potential both on WBRC Fox 6 News and on our WBRC First Alert Weather App.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist