The radar is certainly lighting up on this Friday and it doesn't look like most places in Alabama will escape the wall of rain tracking up from the south. West Alabama is already seeing the rain this morning and points eastward will throughout the afternoon and evening hours. It will be tough to squeeze in many outdoor activities especially if you live west of I-65.
TRACKING THE RAIN:
- It looks like a wet evening ahead so have the umbrella with you if you have plans.
- If you are traveling west, north or southward today expect wet roadways and slow travel.
- Be sure to drive slower than normal on the highways and interstates to avoid hydroplaning.
- If you are traveling eastward, you'll see a fairly dry ride.
- Further analysis shows drier air moving in from the east that will eat away at the moisture moving in which will result in decreasing coverage and intensity through the overnight hours.
- Wettest west of I-65
LOW PRESSURE DEPARTS NORTHEASTWARD:
- And so does the widespread rain with only a few showers, drizzle and fog expected to start off the weekend.
WRAP AROUND PM SHOWERS ON SATURDAY:
- A thin band of showers may swing on through on Saturday PM, but most of the day will just be cloudy with areas of drizzle and fog.
FINALLY, THE BRIGHT, YELLOW THING IN THE SKY APPEARS:
- Mostly sunny skies take over by Sunday!!!!
Temperatures look fantastic over the next 7 days and with highs in the 70s most days, we will continue to see more blooming trees and spring bulbs! You'll notice a little dip in temperatures by the middle portion of next week and that's due to increased cloud cover and rain chances.
Have a great weekend,
Jill Gilardi Meteorologist