Rain is moving into the area as expected tonight. We will continue to see widespread rain through the overnight. We're watching some thunderstorm development this evening in Mississippi that will eventually make its way into Alabama. No severe weather is in the forecast, but we will have some rumbles of thunder mainly south of Birmingham. Rain could be heavy at times south of I-20.
Here are a few snapshots of the rain and temperatures through Wednesday afternoon. These images are based on our RPM model here at Fox6.
By Wednesday evening, temperatures will be falling into the upper 40s across the area. We can expect overnight lows to dip into the upper 20s by Thursday morning. Clearing skies are expected by Thursday with highs in the lower 50s. We'll have another day of mostly sunny skies on Friday with highs reaching the mid 60s.
Weekend Forecast: We're still trying to get a good handle on the weekend forecast and the rain chances. At this point, it looks like the best chance for rainfall will be Saturday with mostly cloudy skies. Highs on Saturday will reach the upper 60s. Overnight lows will fall into the upper 40s. We'll see some additional rain on Sunday, but it should not be widespread. Highs on Sunday will reach the upper 60s.
Pollen Forecast: Pollen continues to be a big issue this week. Hopefully, the rain will reduce the pollen levels just a bit. The primary pollens right now are juniper, elm, and maple.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist