It's hard to get too specific as to what areas will see better rain chances much more beyond 12-18 hours with the kind of weather pattern we are in. Showers and storms are slow moving and model data struggles to predict the exact location of rain and storms and how much coverage we will see. The HRRR has been overdoing the coverage but handling the higher chance placement and timing the best. Unfortunately this model only goes out 18 hours. The RPM which is typically a reliable model has been underdoing the coverage and not doing the best on the timing of rain and storms. The NAM is doing alright and just gives you a general idea of the kind of coverage we might see and does best on the day of and doesn't perform that well after 24 hours if you want specifics. Because the forecast is complicated, we advise you to check with us each day for a more accurate forecast for that day.
Rain and storm coverage will be greatest to the west of I-65 the rest of today. Data suggest this activity shifting eastward or with time and dissipating this evening.
Rain chances will remain highest each afternoon through Monday. Lower rain chances each morning during this time frame. Don't cancel your plans this weekend, but you'll need to stay connected with the weather and check the WBRC First Alert Weather App often.
I'll have an updated evening forecast on WBRC Fox 6 News at 4pm,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist