Wet Weekend? Expect more stormy weather at times on Saturday and Sunday

On Friday isolated areas of flash flooding happened in Alabama for the third-straight day. More localized heavy rainfall will be possible this afternoon too, especially over Northeast Alabama. The chance of scattered thunderstorms overall increases this weekend, but the storms are still ‘scattered.’ That means three things:

  1. It won’t rain all day.
  2. Some will get rain, some will not.
  3. Since we’re dealing with individual thunderstorms, they have plenty of moisture to use for very heavy rainfall.

A few spots could get more than two inches of rain this weekend while many others get a fraction of an inch or nothing at all.

This is a good picture describing how ‘locally-heavy’ rain works. The pattern leaves us with very uneven rainfall: some a LOT and some very little.

Expect highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s, lows in the 70s, and a good chance of thunderstorms in the area on Saturday and again on Sunday (storms again here and there throughout the day from morning to evening Sunday).

What you do with that information is two-fold:

Don’t forget the NOAA lightning slogan: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!’ If you hear thunder, you’re within about 10 miles of a storm, and that’s close enough for lightning to strike. That’s why it’s time to move inside until the storm has passed.

Cool down still on? Looking for the rest of the forecast? It’s always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

-Jason
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