Central AL Forecast: Rain chances increase as we watch the Gulf

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Our weather the next several days will be influenced by a couple of different weather systems. The first will be a cold front that swings in from the northwest. The other will be potential tropical cyclone two in the Gulf of Mexico, more on that later. Our weather turns more rainy with cooler temperatures. We’ll see good chances of rain both Thursday and Friday afternoons with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s, depending on who gets the rain. Unlike the last few days, those that don’t get the rain will be in the minority. 

We may have a tropical depression by the end of the day, and tropical storm by Friday, that is set to bring heavy rain to parts of the Gulf coast over the next few days. Forecast trends have held steady and we think the biggest impacts will be felt in Louisiana with a lot of rain piling up through Saturday. Depending on the exact track, there may be some heavy rain in south Mississippi as well. Flooding rain on the order of 8-10” is possible through Saturday. By Sunday and Monday, the leftover rain could impact our forecast, but it’s a little too early to make that call just yet. 

Our weekend will still stay unsettled, regardless of what this tropical system does. Expect better rain chances on Saturday than Sunday, with highs staying in the upper 80s and low 90s. If we steer clear of any lingering rain and storminess, we should start a bit of a drying out trend with just typical summer rain chances and temperatures for the start of the week.

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