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Rain Ends Late Tonight; More Rain By Friday

| March 5, 2024 @ 3:05 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms continue to increase across Alabama this afternoon; rain will continue at times through tonight. Rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely over most of the state before it ends after midnight.

Drier air returns tomorrow and Thursday; we expect a mix of sun and clouds both days with highs in the 70s. An isolated shower can’t be totally ruled out, but the chance of any one spot getting wet is only 10 percent.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Another wet weather system will impact Alabama Friday and Saturday with rain and thunderstorms. SPC has defined a risk of severe thunderstorms for areas south of a line from Thomasville to Greenville to Dothan Friday afternoon and Friday night…

The amount of instability available remains very much in question, but a strong/severe storm can’t be ruled out over far South Alabama. The main concern statewide is heavy rain and flooding… rain amounts of 2-3 inches are likely with this system. The heaviest rain will likely come Friday afternoon/night, but some rain is likely into the daytime hours Saturday. The high both Saturday and Sunday will be close to 70 degrees.

Dry air returns to the Deep South Saturday night, and Sunday will be a sunny, cooler day with a high in the 55-65 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: The weather looks dry Monday through Wednesday with a warming trend; temperatures reach the 70s by Wednesday. A few showers could return Thursday or Friday, but for now it doesn’t look like a big rain event. See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1963: An F3 tornado moved through the Birmingham metro. It first touched down in Bessemer, then moving northeast, remaining on the ground for fifteen miles, tearing through Homewood and into Mountain Brook. Bessemer was the hardest hit, with the worst damage along second and third avenues between 19th and 21st streets. Fortunately, the F3 tornado killed no one, but 35 people were injured along its path.

ON THIS DATE IN 1989: A F2 tornado killed one person and injured six others in Heard County, Georgia. A stronger F3 tornado injured 23 persons and caused more than $5 million in damage around Grantville, Georgia.

Look for the next video briefing here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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