The rain is back and it has been hit some places hard like Blount, Cullman, and Walker Counties. Numerous roads were reported flooded in those areas earlier this morning from heavy rain. Patricia Cook took this picture of County Road 52 in Cullman. Be careful and DO NOT drive through flooded roads.
We'll continue with some scattered rain throughout the afternoon and evening. We'll likely remain between rainmakers through the evening. Highs today will only reach the lower 80s with dew points in the lower 70s.
This will make for some steamy conditions. Expect rain chances around 20-percent during the evening. We're watching another potential rainmaker to our northwest that could produce some heavy rain and gusty winds. Forecast models are indicating this system will likely weaken before arriving in Alabama. We'll be watching closely just in case.
FIRST ALERT: Expect some thunderstorms Saturday. Between 1pm and 5pm, we'll likely see some stronger storms producing gusty winds and heavy rainfall. The best chance for strong to even severe thunderstorm development will be north of I-20. There is the possibility of some microbursts with tomorrow's setup. While the threat is low, we will need to watch closely during the afternoon as some storms could quickly produce winds over 60mph. With the additional rain expected, we will likely see some flooding in flood prone areas. Remain close to the WBRC weather app for updates. When it is not raining, expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 80.
Rain chances will decrease Saturday night and this will allow for better weather for viewing area fireworks displays.
SUNDAY: Expect mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 80s with scattered storms throughout the day. No severe weather is expected, but we could still see some heavy downpours.
NEXT WEEK: We'll finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with less organized rain and storms in the forecast. Monday should be partly sunny with highs around 90. We'll see rain chances during the afternoon in the 40-percent range.
INDEPENDANCE DAY: Expect mostly sunny, hot, and steamy weather. The forecast will be decent for most activities including grilling and the swimming pool. Highs will reach 90 degrees with rain chances around 30-percent. Expect only a slight chance for showers during the fireworks displays.
Have a great evening!
WBRC First Alert Chief Meteorologist