Lots of Rain and a Few Thunderstorms


It’s a rainy day, and it stays that way.  Showers will taper tonight and only a few folks will hear the rumble of thunder.

That doesn’t mean it won’t be noisy; lots of folks were awakened by a thin line of heavy rain and blustery winds around 30 mph.  Once that line passes, light to moderate rain will continue off and on for the rest of the day.  Streets are wet for the morning commute, and some street flooding and nuisance flooding is possible.

For much of today, the radar gets a workout, with a 90% rain chance.  Late today, that rain chance will taper to around 30%.

Temperatures start mild and stay mild, opening up this morning in the mid and upper 60s and warming only a few degrees to near 70 this afternoon.  With clouds and rain across the News 5 area, there won’t be much variety on the temperature map.

To recap, clouds and rain most of the day, with a 70% chance early, 90% middle of the day, and a 40% chance for the evening commute.

The Order of LaShe’s will parade tonight in downtown Mobile on Route A.  By parade time, the rain chance drops a bit more, to 30%.  Still, it’s a good idea to have a poncho handy.

Forecast models indicate heavier rain midday, especially over Baldwin County, AL and Escambia County, FL.  Solid sheets of rain in those locations will break up into showers by mid afternoon, and the heavier rains will work their way eastward and out of the News 5 area by about suppertime tonight.  A handful of light rain showers will linger overnight and early Wednesday.

When all is said and done, most folks will get between an inch to 2.5 inches of rain.

The News 5 free weather app can be a big help on a day like today.

Once we get past this rainy Tuesday, skies begin to brighten by Wednesday afternoon.  Thursday and Friday will be partly cloudy and still warm, with highs both days in the mid 70s and lows in the 50s.  A cold front Friday night could bring a slight rain chance, then drier and cooler air arrives this weekend.  Highs Saturday and Sunday will be within shouting distance of 70 with lows dipping into the mid 40s Saturday night.

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